African Hair

The Benefits Of Baobab Tree Oil The baobab is probably the best known tree in Africa. Its thick, grey, fibrous trunk (reaching, in some instances, over 25 meters in circumference) and large, spreading crown, seasonally devoid of foliage, are instantly recognizable.

Baobabs are extremely long-lived, with some specimens believed to be as much as 3,000 years old. The baobab belongs to its own family, Bombacaceae. The Baobab tree has digitate (hand-shaped) leaves, and ovoid fruit, with a hard woody shell covered in yellowish-green velvety hairs, are again easily identified. Inside its shell, the fruit contains a number of seeds, embedded in a whitish, powdery pulp. Tangy and nutritious, the pulp makes a tasty food or, after soaking in water or milk, a refreshing beverage.

Baobab Oil is derived from the seeds of the Baobab tree native to eastern and southern Africa. It has been part of African skin care for centuries. Baobab oil has a high content of vitamins A, D, E, and F that combine to give impressive moisturizing qualities to the skin and hair. Baobab Oil absorbs quickly, improves elasticity, encourages regeneration of cells and does not clog pours. It is often used to treat eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea problems. It is also said to alleviate pain from burns and regenerates the epithelial tissues in a short time, thereby improving skin tone and elasticity.

Is your hair dry and brittle or have dandruff or itchy scalp? Baobab oil can be a soothing solution to all of these problems. It's inherent moisturizing qualities, plus vitamins A, E and F help to regenerate and heal broken hair, while soothing and healing itchy, irritated scalp.

You can apply it alone after shampooing your hair as a conditioner and then rinse it out after a few minutes. You can also just add a drop or two of baobab oil to your regular hair conditioner. It can also be used as a leave-in conditioner. Just rub a few drops in your palms and then apply throughout your hair for gloss and conditioning.

Discover multitudes of ways to enrich your skin with new, rare baobab oil. This oil comes from Zambia, where it is pressed from the fruit of the baobab tree. The oil is considered so valuable, that people from across the globe will travel to Zambia to get it. In fact, the baobab tree is often called 'The Tree of Life'. Now you can get this oil from your own home, and experience this African treasure for yourself. Baobab oil is endowed with essential fatty acids and vitamins A, D, E, and F that work to dramatically improve your skin. Made in Zambia.
Ingredients: Adansonia di gitata (Baobab) Seed Oil.

Here are just some of the many benefits of baobab oil:

-Moisturizes dry skin
-Dramatically improves skin tone
-Reduces signs of aging
-Heals acne, and scarring from acne
-Heals scars and stretch marks
-Heals eczema and psoriasis
-Can be used in soapmaking
-Can be used as an intensive hair conditioner
-Can be used as a hot oil treatment
-Conditions cuticles and nails

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    African Hair????????????
    Why is african hair so nappy and so easily to get bbs compared to african american hair which seemingly makes it damn near impossible to get nappy..i've seen africans who brush their hair constantly, yet their hair grows grotesque, and african americans who get waves in their hair without even trying?

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, there is absolutely nothing wrong with nappy hair. If it's taken care of well it is usually very beautiful. Secondly, there are many fully black Africans that do not have nappy hair. Ever hear of East Africa? These are Somali nomads, who since they move around a lot, do not have daily access to electricity and cannot straighten their hair. Weaves or fake hair are not sold in Somalia.

      Does this look like coarse hair to you?

      http://mathildasanthropologyblog.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/somali-girls.jpg

      What about these Afar women, indigenous to Ethiopia and Djibouti?

      http://farm1.static.flickr.com/99/286754330_0e2785f659.jpg?v=0

      Perhaps, those you've seen do not know how to take care of their hair properly. But please do not stereotype a whole race of people who you apparently do not know much about.

  2. QUESTION:
    african hair?
    everyone is giving me the same answer . i have african hair. when i dont have a perm its very thick and straight it the same when i do have a perm but it is very striaght and not thick. i want a wet curly hair. i dont want no culry perm cause it will mess my hair up. i want a gel or mouse that i can us after i wash my hair so as soon as i put it in my hair it get a wet curly look.

    • ANSWER:
      if your hair is not curly you will need chemicals to make it curly. if it already had a curl pattern you could have used curling custard off of kinky-curly.com.

  3. QUESTION:
    African hair!!!!!?
    Hey, im going to perth in a couple of months and i wanna know good hair salons dealing with African hair. Any ideas?? + they gotta be affordable. If possible please list prices for relaxing and braiding hair. Thanx

    • ANSWER:
      try this website african australian online resource http://www.africanoz.com.au/af_tr/af_fashion.html hope it helps

  4. QUESTION:
    Is water only washing good for african type hair?
    I've read on many sites that water only washing is good for oily or caucasian type hair,but I have not come across any article about Water washing african hair. I assume it could work since African hair tends to be dry.
    I myself don't use any products like mousse or hairspray.So far I am experimenting on pure shea butter,oil and water.I also have natural hair.
    And I also did an apple cider rinse after scrubbing my scalp for several minutes.
    Any advice/opinions?
    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      everyone is different so try things out and see if they agree with you.

  5. QUESTION:
    How should african americans detangle their hair?
    I have straight up african hair. I have been going natural ever since the hair salon ruined my hair with a relaxer. I wear wigs, but now i need to cornrow it becuz it is growing and my wig is not laying flat. It has always been painful to try to detangle my hair and I wind up giving up on it. I have creme of nature detangling shampoo and conditioner. I just bought some shea butter that is supposed to make my hair more natural. Are there any tips anyone can give me? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I detangle my hair after it's been shampooed and I've added my conditioner (i use aubrey organics honeysuckle rose). I remove shed hairs w/ my fingers before I shampoo to make sure I don't have any knots and don't tangle the shed hairs up when shampooing.

      My hair is sectioned into 4 parts and those parts into 3-4 twists. I add the conditioner, comb from tip to root with a wide-tooth comb, then go thru it with a denman brush. I keep the twists in while I condition and rise the conditioner out with the twists in...so my hair doesn't tangle again. I've found that detangling became easier once I started using this process frequently (once a week). It takes me 20-30 min and I have collar bone-shoulder length 4a/b hair.

      Best advice I can give: be patient. Don't rip the comb thru your hair.

      I'm not sure what you mean by shea butter making your hair more natural. It can be good to seal in moisture, but it definitely won't help you detangle your hair.

  6. QUESTION:
    How can I make my hair more like African American Hair?
    I have thin, straight hair, and I have always loved african american hair, because of the texture, and how it has so much more body. I would love to make my hair more like African Hair. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, you can either go for braiding - or get a very tight perm. Use lots of gel when you style it.

  7. QUESTION:
    How should i care for my african hair?
    I'm a 13 year old girl and i have relaxed, african hair. Once a week on Saturdays I shampoo, condition, moisturize, then blow-dry my hair. Then all the other days after i shower just blow-dry my hair because of the water that gets on my hair from showering. I know that blow-drying is supposed to dry out the hair but that is the only way i can get it straight for school. I hate straightening irons and they cause more damage than blow drying. How should i care for my hair?

    • ANSWER:
      Hopefully these sites can help

      http://www.longhaircareforum.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=6&order=desc

      http://www.blackhairmedia.com/

      http://www.growafrohairlong.com/

      http://motowngirl.com/content/

  8. QUESTION:
    Do products for african women hair work good?
    I am white but I have realy dry and super thick hair and any product on the market will only dry my hair out. I never thought of using the shampoo and conditioner for black women and I have thought of using the shampoo for horses going to walmart heard great reviews on it, but before I do want to know what is your opinion on a great shampoo for african hair?

    • ANSWER:
      You'd use shampoo for a horse sooner than shampoo for black people? hahaha

  9. QUESTION:
    How to make african hair loose soft and curly For Men without chemicals?
    Is there any way possible that i can loosen my curls in my african hair.
    Can i deep condition it to make it like that. if so how often do i deep condition it and how long do i keep the condition in my hair?

    • ANSWER:
      I have found some good tips in following link, It may be good for you too
      http://www.beautifulhamesha.com/Hair-Fall-Tips.php

  10. QUESTION:
    How should I care for my relaxed african hair?
    Hi, I am a 14 year old girl with relaxed african hair. My hair is short and damaged. What hair routine should I be using to grow my hair healthy and long? Please be really specific like saying what products to use, when to use them, and how to use them. Thanks for your help :)

    • ANSWER:
      Depending on what kind of relaxer you are using it's always best to follow up with the entire hair line products for best results for example if you used pink luster's or olive oil you should use there other products too. Since your hair is damaged as you stated you could try "Aphogee" hair care products especially there 2 minute reconstructor conditioner, keratin & green tea spray, the aphogee leave in conditioner and shampoo for a few months and that should help your hair. I've used it before and it was pretty good. You can buy it at sally beauty supply stores.

  11. QUESTION:
    How can i grow my african american hair straight?
    now i have a low hair cut. is there any way to train my hair so it can grow straight like mexican or white hair? is there a gel i need or do i need to brush my hair alot with the gel in my hair or something. i notice when i put gel in my hair its straighter so if i brush continue brushing it with the gel will it grow straight and if not is there any other way that i can grow my african hair straight?

    • ANSWER:
      whats wrong with african american hair?? u can't GROW african american hair straight. our hair structure is naturally curly. if you want straight hair so bad try getting a relaxer. although i don't reccomend it because its highly damaging if not properly taken care of. you should learn to love your hair! try researching ways to properly grow and manage of your hair .... that's the best advice i can give.

  12. QUESTION:
    How should I care for my African hair?
    I am a 13 year old girl with african hair that is retouched and relaxed. My hair is barely past my ears. I want my hair to grow long and healthy. In the morning after washing my hair I put Luster's Pink Oil and then blow dry. What products should I use? What should I do to keep my hair nice and healthy? For those of you that have heard of or used Doo Gro products are those any good?

    • ANSWER:
      It's great that you want to begin learning proper hair care, and even more so at a young age. My advice is to stop blow drying your hair regularly and let it air dry, or wash it at night and use rollers for a style. Heat causes damage that can lead to severe breakage, believe me, I've been there, done that.

      The number one reason you don't see many blacks with mid-back and waist-length hair isn't because of hair abuse. We do all these crazy things with our hair that we shouldn't do. Plus, there are many myths that contribute to this hair abuse, and, not to mention, the products that are marketed to use, like Pink Oil, that do not have the best ingredients for our hair.

      Relaxers contain some very harsh chemicals and are the main reason for breakage. They weaken our hair and make it more prone to breakage. Relaxers also dry out our hair and scalp, which is the reason we have to oil/grease our scalps. One wrong move with a relaxer and you'll be bald one week later (been there, done that, too).

      Products without petroleum, mineral oil, and lanolin are best for the hair. If a product contains all of those ingredients then you shouldn't buy it (grease can contain all those ingredients). Petroleum is the worst and does nothing more than coat the hair. Mineral oil dries it out. Sulfates are also an ingredient that dries out the hair and is found in most shampoos. Natural and organic shampoos usually don't contain sulfates so they won't dry out your hair as much. Personally, I don't go anywhere near the black hair care section when I'm searching for hair products because many of them are laced with the worst ingredients for our hair.

      The healthiest hair is natural hair because it's not damaged by any harsh chemicals and people with natural hair find that they're able to grow really long hair because of it. I was relaxed for 13 years before going natural late last year. I cut my hair down to less than 1 inch and 4 months later it was ear length. Right now, it's about 1-2 inches past my ear, so I have not problem with breakage and my hair is growing pretty well, not to mention my hair is strong and healthy.

      Some sources for you:

      http://www.motowngirl.com
      http://forum.blackhairmedia.com
      http://www.longhaircareforum.com
      http://www.nappturality.com

  13. QUESTION:
    How can I chemically alter my African hair?
    I am of African decent with relaxed hair, however my hair keeps breaking, I've tried changing relaxers, deep conditioning everything possible. My hair is very thick in its natural state and hard to manage, I'm thinking of cutting it now because its badly damaged and I want to know how I can get it curly or wavy.

    • ANSWER:
      Any chemical you use on your hair has the potential to cause damage. Have you thought about a texturiser? This might be milder on your hair than a relaxer. Also, getting a chemical treatment applied professionally at a salon will reduce the damage done to your hair. You can get a free ebook on growing healthy afro hair if you sign up to the newsletter at http://www.afro-haircare.com/ebook.php

  14. QUESTION:
    Can you straighten african hair with only a flat iron?
    There are two african girls from Liberia attending my church, and they were adopted by a caucasian family. They don't understand how to take care of african hair, and I wanted to help them out. I was wondering if I could straighten their hair without a relaxer. I can afford it, but they can't. Will a deep conditioner, followed by a blow dryer and flat iron straighten it?

    • ANSWER:
      yes it can, but it will not be silky straight & if their hair isn't use to it, when humidity hits it the hair will start reverting back and it will only last until they wash their hair. might i ask why they need their hair to be straightened? just let them wear their hair natural and wear natural styles you can go to www.motowngirl.com for more information on natural hair

  15. QUESTION:
    Where can an African American woman go in Valencia Spain to get her hair braided?
    I need to have my braided hair re-braided. I'll be in Valencia next week and for the next three months. Is there an area where I will find African hair braiders or salons that braid African/ African American hair?

    • ANSWER:
      Usually there are people on the street & at festivals that braid hair. I went to Spain and they braided my and my biracial sisters hair (they have sort of thick hair).

      You could wear your hair natural. You could use products like Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine or Oyin Handmade Honey Hemp to keep your curls loose/tight and gorgeous and some Shea Butter to keep it all together ;)

  16. QUESTION:
    How to wear frizzy, african hair in a scene hairstyle?
    Well, i'm half asian and black, and i was born with frizzy, african american hair :[! I Really LOVE scene hair and wish to have my hair like that, but everytime i try to wear my hair down, no matter how much i brush it, its frizzy even when it's straighten! D: What should i do to have a scene hairstyle with frizzy, african hair?

    • ANSWER:
      i have very frizzy, poofy and all around knotty hair as well ( im mixed ; black and white )

      Really, your best bet is to get a perm. You can get a Kiddie perm and ask your mom or someone to do it at home, but its best to go to a salon to get it done. Once youve gotten a perm and your hair is nice and straight and flat, try making your hair scene.

      If you could, you could also try and do something so that your bangs / from of your hair is straight ( even only a little ) then the back can be very frizzy and poofy. i hope this helps !

  17. QUESTION:
    What routine should I use for my relaxed african hair?
    I am a 14 year old girl with relaxed african hair. My hair is short and I want to grow it long and healthy. What should my hair routine be? Please include how often to relax, how often to deep condition, how often to wash and condition, and how to make it straight and keep it healthy. Thank you for all your help :D

    • ANSWER:
      There are so many different textures and types of African hair... Some people get relaxers every 4 weeks, and some can go 12 weeks before needing the next one. What works for one might not work for another. I would recommend that you go to a professional, voice your concerns to them, and let them analyze the condition of your hair and recommend products based on what they think your hair needs. I will say though that I've found the best way to keep your hair healthy starts with the inside! Drink lots of water, eat well, and exercise! It helps!

  18. QUESTION:
    Where to find products and cosmetics for african hair in Moscow?
    Hello all,
    I just arrived in Moscow, Russia, and I now study here. The thing is from the moment I arrived I tried but didn't find any place selling african products and especially for my curly african type of hair.
    Does anyone knows anything about such places in Moscow???
    Thanks a lot.

    • ANSWER:
      There are a few salons which specialise in catering for foreigners, but I wouldn't hold out much hope - http://en.expatsalon.ru/index.php/2009-03-04-07-19-48.html

      You might have more luck posting on http://www.expat.ru/forum/

  19. QUESTION:
    Where can I find a salon in Kuala Lumpur that does African hair braiding?
    I am new in Malaysia and live in Shah Alam. I have daughters who have african hair. Before moving here, I got their hair done in corn-rows. I am looking for a salon here that could do the same.

    I would appreciate if I could get the name and number of the salon.

    Thank you for your help.

    • ANSWER:
      check the phonebook first.

  20. QUESTION:
    How to make African-American hair permanently straight?
    I have African hair being that my parents are the Caribbean, I relax my hair every 2 months. But when I wash my hair days after the relaxer, my hair is still curly. My friend told me I could get my hair permanently straight. How do I do this? Are there products I can buy to do it?

    • ANSWER:
      well a relaxer is supposed to permanently straighten your hair. Your hair may get a little frizzy but that's it. I don't know what kind of relaxer you use maybe you don't leave it in long enough. I use silk elements lye relaxer and that is a good one. try this website for info on hair. k-i-s-s.biz

  21. QUESTION:
    How many times do i have to condition my hair a week to make my african hair Soft and kinda straight? Men?
    I want my African hair Soft curly and straight, how can i make it that using a conditioner?

    • ANSWER:
      You need a good conditioner, when you condition your hair a lot it really doesn't do anything. You should condition your hair when you wash it and you can use leave in conditioners to keep it moisturized which is what our hair needs.

  22. QUESTION:
    Do you put anything on african american hair before you cornrow?
    I'm a hair dresser in a little town in pa. I know how to do cornrows, but not really too much about african hair. Also is it better to braid it wet?

    • ANSWER:
      yeah, it needs to be moisturized before you cornrow because they'll probably keep them in for awhile. It's kinda hard to moisturized hair that's braided up like that, so yeah, it's best to moisturize before hand.
      In my opinion
      natural hair is better braided damp
      relaxed hair is better braided dry.

  23. QUESTION:
    · How can you grow short African hair very quickly and efficiently in a very short period of time?
    my mate has short african hair and needs a way of growing it very quick. whta is the best product to use? and is it s afge to use?

    • ANSWER:
      I went from my hair being about an inch all over to hair past my shoulders in a year and a half! I've found that my hair grows fastest when I leave it alone. By that I mean putting it in protective styles like braids or twists. Not too tight though! Otherwise you can damage the edges of the hair. Drink plenty of water, stop using damaging shampoos and wash with conditioner. Keep hair conditioned, but avoid using any products with mineral oil in them. They will just clog the pores and stunt hair growth. Also, scalp massages help stimulate growth. And my secret weapon: biotin. Take biotin daily and your hair will grow like mad!

      Also, captmhunt obviously has issues.

  24. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have a good website on how to grow male African Hair long?
    I'm looking for a website with instructions on how to grow my african hair out because i want braids by the summer. I try to grow my hair but it's just a hot mess so I want to start over.

    • ANSWER:
      Is your hair natural? (Not chemically altered, colored, texturized etc) If not, you can go to the EXACT same sites that African American women would go to who have natural hair and are trying to grow it out.
      a couple: www.naani.com, http://nappyme.wordpress.com, Nappturality.com....
      There are a million and one sites out their.... just most of them "cater" to women. What they don't tell you is that when your hair is natural, African American women AND men hair is all the same!
      Happy hunting!!

  25. QUESTION:
    Which GHD straightener is better for chemically relaxed African hair?
    I'm not African but Jamaican, and I was wondering if it mattered which straightener I used since my hair is chemically relaxed. Because on their website they had different straighteners for different hair types.

    So my question is would it make a difference?

    • ANSWER:
      Please reconsider getting a Sedu or Solia. They are rated number 1 and 2 on the top 10 best flat iron list, CHI is rated number 7.

      CHI's do not last long. They break way too easily. Don't waste your money, and don't listen to the one's that are telling you it's the best. Sedu is one of the best straighteners out there and it is only 0.

      To purcase a Sedu at the cheapest price, go to Folica.com , scroll to the very top and click on Hair Styling. On the left hand side, there will be and A - Z brand list. Find Sedu, click on it, and everything else from there is self - explanitory.

      For more information on a Sedu, you can go to sedubeauty.com.

      I would also recommend using a 1 inch instead of 1 1/2 inch, because the 1 1/2 doesn't do curls very well.

      It reaches 410 degrees, with tempature control if you would like a lower tempature. CHI does not have tempature control. That means if the set tempature is too high for your hair, it can fry.

      Celebrities have nice hair, and they don't use CHI. They use Sedu. There is something called Sedu hairstyles on every beauty website. No CHI hairstyles right?

      Never use on wet hair.

      Also, on Folica.com, people can post reviews on products after they have tried them. Here are they stats on CHI:

      72 people say it is 1 star (bad) out of out of 1257 total reviews.

      Sedu:

      24 people say it is 1 star (bad) out of 3814 total reviews.

      That speaks for itself!

      If your hair starts to get damaged, turn down the tempature.

      Take a look at this.

      http://www.folica.com/appliances/straightener.htm

      Note how CHI is number 7.
      Note how GHD is number 4.

      Sedu is the top flat iron and there is proof!
      Or if you want something a little cheaper but also is still better than the CHI, get a Solia, it is second in line to the Sedu.

  26. QUESTION:
    Is it common for African hair salons to use colored synthetic hair in their salons?
    Or is it just those select few hair salons?
    I want to get my hair braided in the box braid style, and I want synthetic, colored extentions braided in. Is it common for African hair salons to use synthetic hair extentions, or should I search for a place that does specifically that in the Oakland area?

    • ANSWER:
      Some African-American salons only cater to natural hairstyles, while most do offer a variety like relaxing, perming and braiding. Just make a phone call! Also, check to see if there's a cosmetology school in your area. They have the latest trends in hairstyling and they're usually MUCH cheaper because the stylists are students. And they're usually supervised.

  27. QUESTION:
    What is the healthiest way to get straight African hair?
    Which is the healthiest method to get straight African hair?

    A) Relaxing no more often than 6-8 weeks and and blow drying (w/heat protection) when i want it straight

    B) Leaving hair natural (no perms or anything) and blow drying (w/heat protection) then flat ironing (w/more heat protection) when i want it straight

    • ANSWER:
      I'd say A

  28. QUESTION:
    I'm African and i was wondering if African American hair products work on African hair ?
    I am asking this question because african american hair is softer and has defined curls while african hair has tight curls.

    • ANSWER:
      Not all african hair is the same, nor is african-american hair. Instead of dealing with nationality, focus on your hair type and find products based on that.

      Type 4: Kinky hair
      If your hair falls into the Type 4 category, then it is kinky, or very tightly curled. Generally, Type 4 hair is very wiry, very tightly coiled and very, very fragile. Like Type 3 hair (Lisa Bonet), Type 4 hair appears to be coarse, but it is actually quite fine, with lots and lots of this strands densely packed together. Healthy Type 4 hair won't shine, but it will have sheen. It will be soft to the touch and will pass the strand test with ease. It will feel more silky than it will look shiny. Oprah, Whoopi Goldberg and the actress Angela Bassett are all Type 4s.

      Type 4 hairs looks tough and durable, but looks can be deceiving. If you have Type 4 hair, you already know that it is the most fragile hair around. Why? Type 4 hair has fewer cuticle layers than any other hair type, which means that it has less natural protection from the damage you inflict by combing, brushing, curling, blow-drying and straightening it. The more cuticle layers in a single strand of hair, the more protection it has from damage. Each time you damage your hair – fire up the curling iron, fry it with chemicals – you break down a cuticle layer, robbing your hair of much-needed moisture. I cannot emphasize this enough. It's like taking a wire and bending it again and again. Eventually, it's going to snap and break.

      Many women with Type 4 hair rely on chemical relaxers to make hair easier to control. In its natural states, sometimes Type 4 hair doesn't grow very long because every time you comb it, it breaks. (Of course, if you have dreadlocks and never comb them or keep them braided, your hair can and does grow quite long.)

      There are two subtypes of Type 4 hair: Type 4A, tightly coiled hair that, when stretched, has an "S" pattern, much like curly hair; and Type 4B, which has a "Z" pattern, less of a defined curl pattern (instead of curling or coiling, the hair bends in sharp angles like the letter "Z"). Type 4A tends to have more moisture than Type 4B, which will have a wiry texture. But what if your hair has been chemically straightened? How can you tell which subtype you belong to if your hair is relaxed? You'll need at least one inch of new growth to tell. Pull at the roots. If you can see a definite curl pattern, then it's an A, if not, then it's a B.

      Type 4 hair can range from fine/thin to wiry/coarse strand texture. Generally, this hair is densely packed to give the appearance of very thick but fragile hair. 4a hair has a clearly visible curl and wave pattern that ranges from pen size curls to pen spring size coils. 4b hair has a tighter wave pattern and kinks of various size. This texture does not exhibit the shine or silkiness of looser type curls, but instead has sheen, and a soft, almost cotton-like feel. As with other types of curly hair, showing the true length can be an extra challenge, as the hair may grow “up” or “out” before starting to hang down. In its unlocked/unbraided state, type 4 hair is known to shrink up to 75% of the actual hair length. With the proper care and technique, type 4 hair is indeed resilient, manageable, durable, growable and easy to control.

  29. QUESTION:
    Where can I find an african hair Salon in London?
    Am looking for an African and Caribbean Business Directory which can give me a list of African hair dressers in London to chose from, or at least recommend the best. Am new in the Area am not to show where to go, and I could not find anything online yet.

    • ANSWER:
      If you have curls, visit the Mixed Chicks website. They have some listed. In the states...www.mixedchicks.net ... in the u.k. www.mixedchicks.co.uk

  30. QUESTION:
    What are the best products to make African hair grow?
    I have fine african hair that falls on my neck and I don't want to wear braids to make them longer. What products would you recommend to make them grow really fast? Thank you!!! :)

    • ANSWER:
      There are herbal oils that work really well. Generally products containing mint (to stimulate the follicles to produce more growth) and rosemary essential oil, lavender essential oil... nettle, and castor oil work better than those containing petroleum and mineral oil. There is tons of info on the web about how to get our hair to grow. I found Cathy Howse really informative and her suggestions make a lot of sense. I know that after cutting out certain products my hair grew down to my waist. I now make and sell hair care products that help to grow out hair fast and my products contain no petroleum, mineral oil, or sulfates.
      Sites that can help http://forum.blackhairmedia.com http://ultrablackhair.com and Steffie Francais Hair Care on Facebook.

      Hollywood Beauty sells pretty good oils and hair creams, you can buy their products nearly anywhere. Also, African Pride's Herbal Oil is one of my favorite store brought oils.
      For shampoo, I'd say Sally Beauty's HairOne
      For conditioner, Suave Professionals Shea Butter, Mirra's Pomegranate, and Renpure (Walgreens usually sells it)
      Aussie's 3 minute miracle is great for deep conditioning
      Aussie's leave in conditioner is pretty good
      and for heat protection you can't beat Sally Beauty's Silk Elements Olive spray

  31. QUESTION:
    How do I look after my toddler's African hair?
    My daughter is half-African and has very curly hair - a bit like Guy Sebastian (Australian Idol) or Islander hair. I find I have to keep cutting it as it is too hard to brush when it is more than 8-10 cm long when pulled straight. I usually comb her hair with a wide tooth comb after her bath when it is wet and newly conditioned. When it is dry I use a boar bristle brush, although it is gentle to her hair - it isn't very effective. Are there any ethnic hair products out there that would help keep her hair tangle free and managable for longer? Is good to be using adult conditioners on her scalp?

    • ANSWER:
      You don't have to take her to a salon. I'm fully black but my three year old has that same curly hair. This is what I do. I wash her hair with baby shampoo. While it is still wet, I put on Baby Love (can be bought at a local hair care store such as Sally's) or use Pink Oil Moisturizer and then comb and brush out the kinks. Next, I blow dry until it is just a tad damp. The final step is flat ironing with a ceramic flat iron. This is the only kind that works and keeps the kinks out. I know it sounds like a lot of work but it isn't. I've never had to cut her hair. This is very effective. Just try it first before you decide to take her to a salon. If you have any further questions you can contact me.

  32. QUESTION:
    how do you get rid of lice have african hair?
    My six year old daughter has really bad head lice but i can't use a comp because of african hair.what do I do?

    • ANSWER:
      Put vinegar in her hair it gets it out in about a day because it kills the lice

  33. QUESTION:
    What heat protectant product works good on African-American hair?
    What product is good for very thick, coarse African hair, not the curly biracial stuff for putting on your hair to protect it from heat before blowdrying and flat ironing?

    • ANSWER:
      My sister has the thickest hair of any one I know. And she uses ION heat protection.

  34. QUESTION:
    Where can I get African or multiracial hair products in London?
    I'm a U.S. student currently living in London. I'm half african-american and have very curly/kinky hair. A month ago the products I was using from the states ran out and I've been trying to use what's at the stores here. I've been to Boots and Superdrug but I can't find any products for African hair. I've used curl cream, conditioners, leave in moisturizers, mouse...but my hair is just getting dryer and dryer. There's not enough moisture in anything. If there are any products for my type of hair at these stores, I couldn't find them. Even overloading my hair with more product just makes it sticky, stiff, and STILL dry...

    I don't straighten my hair anymore, I want to wear it natural. Does anyone know anywhere I can purchase hair products for multiracial or African hair in the UK? Either online or somewhere in London?

    I'm also not ordering anything from the US because everything I've ever had shipped over here has been super expensive and a nightmare to deal with.
    I'm by Euston at UCL. I've mostly just worked in Ealing and for the past week by Oxford Circus.

    • ANSWER:
      Take a bus ride through South London Peckam, Brixton, Streatham areas, and you will see lots of hair dressers/shops for African hair. Lots of interesting shops there too.

  35. QUESTION:
    How can I permanently straighten my African American hair?
    I've looked at Japanese hair straightening, but I hear that it doesn't work on African hair. What are my options?

    It might also be relevant that I am male and my hair is only about 5 inches long.
    Okay, what does "get a relaxer" mean specifically? Do I go out, buy a relaxer, and apply it myself? Or can I get this done at a salon (preferable)?

    • ANSWER:
      Relaxer..
      but the chemicals used can seriously damage your hair..

  36. QUESTION:
    How to make my african hair grow long (male)?
    I'm a 15yo African/Irish male and I would like to grow my short hair into long hair kinda like most (Caucasian) people. I want my hair to be able to cover my forhead mostly and my ears instead of it sticking up. Any advice?

    P.s. My hair is not exactly like african male hair thats really short with BBs' its really wavey and short.
    BBs are when the hair is split into little balls (you mostly see em in the morning when you wake up)

    • ANSWER:
      Oh, my. Sorry, but African and Irish? That is too precious! I can say that, I'm Irish, and I can't imagine what you are going through taming your hair!

      Hair grows no matter what your nationality or skin color. It seems what you are trying to do is tame your hair to grow into a certain cut or style.

      You don't mention whether you have thick, thin, straight, curly, or kinky hair, that all makes a difference in what you can really achieve with your hair.

      Your hair is always growing. The question you need to ask is where to find a trained beutician who can cut and tame your hair into the look you want it to grow into. I suggest spending the money for a one time consult and cut with style at a great salon. Ask questions, learn everything you need to in regards to how to style your hair, what is necessary (versus fluff not necessary) to style your hair how you want it, etc.

      Extremely wavy hair, especially if it's thick, can be unruly to tame. A good salon will be able to consult with you based on your hair type, your own unique style, and what will look best that you can acheive. If you have the Irish curl/wave, and the African roots to boot... you should definately seek at least a one time service of a high paid salon to help you understand your hair growth, and what you can do with it, and how.

  37. QUESTION:
    African hair styles for a caucasian girl?
    I have blondish hair, rather long now but it's quite fine and flat. Big hair with volume suits me a lot but it's hard to achieve and it doesn't last. I've tried hair extensions - rubbish. No needed effect as they didn't create volume at roots.
    Do you think I can have some african style hair? Like a weave or something? With big curles or waves? Do they do it on white girls? Will I have to have my hair cut? Or is it a crazy idea overall?

    • ANSWER:
      I see what you're saying, and I think you can try getting hair weaved in but it is expensive and it HURTS! You will definitely have a lot of volume though. White women get this done too so you don't have to go to a black beautician. Honestly when I read your title i thought you wanted dreads.

  38. QUESTION:
    What happens when you straighten African hair?
    Sorry if I sound completely ignorant, but I'm not, nor have I ever been, African. But what happens when you use a hair straightener or curler on African hair?

    • ANSWER:
      Same thing that happens to white's hair when they straighten theirs. :)

      If you use too much heat then you can damage your hair. Otherwise, your hair straightens... I"m sure you've seen blacks with straight hair right? Most black women straighten their hair either with a flat iron or relaxer.

  39. QUESTION:
    Which is the best way to keep African (normal natural African hair - curly type) hair healthy?
    I'm not referring to hair like that of Arabs in Egypt or Libya - they are also Africans. I'm talking about the typical African with kinky curly hair.

    • ANSWER:
      here are some great tips for u

      # Trim your hair regularly—half an inch a month at the most and every three or four months at the least. Clipping the ends keeps the strands healthy and strong. At the same time, it removes split ends.

      # eat healthy

      # Limit the amount of chemicals you put in your hair. Over use of perms and color can damage the hair shaft.

      # Massage your scalp regularly to stimulate blood circulation in the scalp to promote growth.

      # try this amazing remedy , it will make wonders on your hair

      mix castor oil + olive oil
      and apply it for four hours once a week

  40. QUESTION:
    what's the best shampoo and conditioner for coarse relaxed african hair?
    I have thick, coarse , dry african hair, that i regularly relax (every 6-8 weeks) and would like to find the best branded shampoo and conditioner for my style of hair.

    • ANSWER:
      Store brought shampoos are crappy for our grade of hair, the majority of them contain sulfates which make our hair dry and brittle. After reading up on our hair I decided to never again buy shampoo from any store. I lather up my hair almost everyday with an all natural shampoo that I make you can visit my facebook page at steffie francais hair care ... and yes, that is my hair in my profile picture.

  41. QUESTION:
    Where can I find help with African hair in Metro Manila, Philippines?
    I have had tracking weaves done outside of Philippines, but now as I'm back at home in Makati, I would need help with taking the weaves out and putting new ones on.

    I've been searching the internet to find an African hair salon or a person who could help me near Makati, Philippines but to no avail.

    If you have any advice, help would be greatly appreciated!

    • ANSWER:

  42. QUESTION:
    What is the best deep conditioner for african hair?
    I have african hair and i want it softer and really curly. Plz help

    • ANSWER:
      Palmer's coconut deep conditioner is great
      makes the hair super soft smelling good too.

  43. QUESTION:
    how to straight north african hair with blow dry,and what kind of equipment i need and hair products?
    I have thick black curly hair (North African type), near to my shoulders and i would like to make it straight at home instead of wasting time in hair salons. I need to know what kind of hair products i need to buy ,also what type of brush i need ,also equipment to reach my aim. Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      I think that hair products are sort of a personal preference and you have to try out several in order to decide what works for you. I've been blowdrying my hair straight for years now, and I still change products pretty often. One thing you do absolutely need is a round brush for blowdrying. In terms of products, I do like the Biosilk Silk Therapy shampoo and conditioner for washing hair, but I'm not as much of a fan of the Biosilk silk drops, they have too much alcohol in them and tend to make my hair feel crunchy. You need some kind of blowdrying cream or silk drops to put in your hair before you blowdry it. I like CHI products, their Silk Infusion works well for me, and I know they make a blowdrying cream too. Also; invest in a professional hairdryer and flat iron. Having good-quality tools makes straightening your hair sooo much easier.

  44. QUESTION:
    how do you style short african american textured hair?
    i'm giving makeovers, and one girl has somewhat of african hair. like i think she's mixed white and black (or maybe black and something else), so it's not as course or as kinky, but it still has that texture sort of.
    i've never styled hair with this texture before. can you straighten and curl it like normal? what about washing it, and whatever? please give me tips!

    • ANSWER:
      you have to wash it (regular shampoo and conditioner) and blow dry it. Remember to always brush through it as your drying. When your done blow drying and it looks ike a big poof actually physically blow dry it with a round brush to flatten it out and then, considering what you want, you can straighten it or curl it like you normally would. Glad to help! Remeber to put heat defying spray to make sure there is no damage done to the hair!

  45. QUESTION:
    How to get my african hair like roshon fegan?
    i have the average african american boy hair, kinky, i want to know how i get hair like roshon fegan

    • ANSWER:
      Well I'm guessing he's half White Half African and his hair is naturally like that ! But the most you could do with your hair is to relax it but it won't look exactly like his, it'll just get more straight.

  46. QUESTION:
    Best vitamin for relaxed kind of african hair?
    My mom is mixed so my hair isn't like half white but its not stiff like african hair.But anyways i have shoulder length hair but it grows kinda slow and i want it 4-6 inches past my shoulder.I also use heat.I just want a good vitamin that works.
    Thanks in advanced and none too expensive.

    • ANSWER:
      Getting your hair trimmed on a regular basis definitely promotes hair growth. You should be using a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner and a leave-in conditioner. Since you straighten your hair, you should also use a heat protectant. Be patient because your hair will grow.

  47. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any websites that display pictures of african hair braiding styles, preferably flat twists?
    I have long hair of my own, however I was interested in going to an African hair braiding shop to get flat twists or goddess braids. I'm wanting something a little different than the normal wrap that I wear because of how long my hair is? Does anyone know any websites with african hair braiding hairstyles?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.braidsinc.com/gallery-1.htm

  48. QUESTION:
    What's the best Shampoo for African American hair?
    I just need some advice as far as the best shampoo to wash my hair with. I am using one of the head and shoulders but I think there is too much moisturizer and not enough alcohol so I still have build up. Besides Head and Shoulders is not for African hair.

    • ANSWER:
      i think u should try garine frutits they have alot of selection even thought they dont dirctly market towards afrian americans as much but anyway i like their sleek and shine collection or ur can try organics olive oil shampoo good luck!

  49. QUESTION:
    Can white people get black african hair?
    I want to get a little afro, like black african peopel have.
    im white and have blond hair?
    Cna ig et it done a hair dressers?

    • ANSWER:
      A wig. But other than that not really

  50. QUESTION:
    Why does Caucasian hair feel different from relaxed/straightened African hair?
    I've always wondered this......
    it could be caucasian, idian, latino - even when if it's curly the texture is so different why?
    African hair - not including biracial people hair.
    if you don't know the answer just stfu, and keep your rudeness to yourself.

    • ANSWER:
      ACTUALLY @cornflakes, black people go to the salon all of the time. That's how it gets straightened in the first place. A hole. Anyways.

      The natural texture of African or African-American hair is different from Caucasians. Caucasian hair can be straight, wavy, or loosely curled whereas African hair is coarse, thick, sometimes curly and usually grows up and out. So when they straighten it with chemicals and/or heat, it's still thick.


Black Hair Suppliers

The Good Hair - Bad Hair Controversy
Opray did a interesting show with Chris Rock on his new movie that's coming out next week called good hair. Hair is a controversial subject and obviously a huge part of many African Americans self image. This is a subject that's both controversial and enlightening for many people African American and non African Americans alike.

In fact, according to Target Market News a Black marketing publication, African Americans spend more on Black hair care products than we do on annual medical exams or college tuition. But my only issue is although we spend over 6 billion dollars on hair care products our communities benefit very little from it.

Based on a recent University of California study that 6 billion dollars African Amercans spend on hair products leave the community, never to return again. Many reasons have been noted in this study. For one their is little or no Black distributors, suppliers or manufacturers. Many ask the question why?

This is another industry that does an excellent job of making money off the Black community without financially benefiting them. Many claim until African Americans find out how and why that keeps happening we'll always be a day late and dollar short financially in our communities. That's the Elephant in the room we have to talk about or risk being a permanent under class like Dr. Claude Anderson predicted 30 years ago. Dollars in African American communities recycle the least as compared with Jewish communities 20 times, Asian Communities 17 times, Latino communities 9 times, Black communities 1 - 2 times.

The good hair - bad hair controversy will no doubt continue. But hopefully the group of movies and documentaries out now will help to spark intelligent dialogue. This conversation has taken place behind closed doors by many African Americans for decades. Now it's finally out in the open - and that's a good thing about the good hair - bad hair controversy.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Why do women in the Black community purchase their hair products from non-black suppliers?
    I am a person interested in starting my very own beauty supply center. I would like to know if Black women would prefer to purchase thier products from a Black supplier as opposed to someone outside of the community. After speaking with several sisters, I became concerned about people outside our community capitalizing from something that we place so much time and money into. I would like to solict any ideas about how you can be served better in the hair industry.

    • ANSWER:
      well its easier for Koreans in my area to open shops since alot of the products and hair are made there or close to it. i would highly suggest you open one in a black neighborhood. I'm tired of asking them questions and they dont know the answer but they hired a black guy to do security and answer questions. im from Detroit, hair capital and i have yet to see a black owned beauty supply. if it was one here i would drive there no matter where i lived. nothing against Asians but they own all the lee beauty supplys lol or nail salons. at least some nail salons have upgraded to tami taylor. its hard to discuss any hairstyles, hair, or relaxers with them. i dont understand why some salons dont have a beauty supply? and also one that is reasonably priced. please open up one if u can in whatever area you are in. im completely sure they would flock over immediately knowing that it is black owned and operated.

  2. QUESTION:
    Where can i find a suppiler of black hair products?
    I am currently looking at opening an Online Black hair store but can not seem to find a good supplier for The hair products and hair extensions.

    • ANSWER:
      I would check the yellow pages for "Ethnic Hair Supplies" first. Maybe the Better Buisness Bureau could give you some help or your local Chamber of Commerce

  3. QUESTION:
    I would like to set up a store selling black hair products?
    How do i find a reliable supplier for hair extentions, and hair products?
    would it be best to start online first?

    • ANSWER:
      GO TO YOUR LOCAL BEAUTY SUPPLY STORE THAT SELLS ALL THE STUFF THAT CAN ONLY BE FOUND IN SALONS AND GET COMPANY NAMES OF PRODUCTS YOUR INTERESTED IN SELLING AND CONTACT THOSE COMPANIES.

  4. QUESTION:
    I would like to set up a store seling black hair products?
    How do i find a reliable supplier for hair extentions, and hair products?
    would it be best to start online first?

    • ANSWER:
      that would be a great idea to start on line , just check out any companies that you consider dealing with carefully, and see if you can get feedback from other people that have bought their products.... when you do finally set up your store , you might want to consider a mail order and or on line store as well, since many people may live in areas that are difficult to find the products you will sell in their local stores, it could be a gold mine for you! good luck!!!!

  5. QUESTION:
    How would i set an online store selling black hair products?
    how and where would i find the best suppliers

    • ANSWER:
      Your best bet would be to open an amazon store. They will provide you with a secure way to do credit card processing, listing of products, and accessing customer information. You may want to checkout http://www.amazon.com/gp/browse.html/ref=amb_link_1517022_8/102-7243511-4684145?%5Fencoding=UTF8&node=3309511 for more details. It is the easiest way to do something like this.

      Good luck.

  6. QUESTION:
    My daughter has very dark Brown hair. She has dyed it black in past. She now wants to dye it tMy daughter hair?
    My daughter has very dark Brown hair. She has dyed it black in past. She now wants to dye it to a red colour but nöt dark red. More gingery red. What should i advise her to do as she thinks än xx live red shade Will work. Her hair is in Good condition but should i lighten it 1st and to What stage then colour it from the supplier or just use a counter DIY

    • ANSWER:
      XXL Live Max Blonde to the full time then the dye you want.

      Yes XXL Live red works and hardly fades!

  7. QUESTION:
    platinum hair, i need a hairdresser's help with toners?
    I was at the hairdresser's a couple days ago and we bleached my hair to a platinum blonde. The bottem was black and i had a couple streaks in the top of my already platinum hair. We bleached it three times and got a orangey colour. She than toned the bottem with a super strong toner and the top with a less strong toner. It got MOST of the orange out, but the bottem is now a orangey caramel and the top is a yellowy-brassy streak...not too noticeable, but enough. I am going to a proffessional hair supplier & buying my own toner since it's a) cheaper and b) i would like to be able to tone my hair whenever i find it's getting too brassy. What can I use to tone out these brasses? I need help with brands and colours. Is it 9H toners, goldwell, ect? I live in Canada so i have no "sallly beauty stores". Please help! thanks everyone!

    • ANSWER:
      For a Permanent Toner try WELLA® Color Charm #1210 / 12A Frosty Ash or #T14 Silver Lady or T28 Princess Blonde.

      Or Redken Shades EQ Mix 1oz. 09V Platimum Ice + 1oz. 09T Chrome. for an 'Ultra Cool' Metallic Pearl.

      For a Refresher try these: Clairol® Born Blonde #367 Fresh Frost (Mix with equal parts #355 Blissfully Blonde for a 'Pearl Blonde')

      If you can't find any of these, ask for color charts - Stick with 'Platinum', 'Pearl', Pale Silver and colors with a 'Blue' or 'Violet' base. If you can't get enough "Drabbing" with 'Violet' colors add small amounts of 'Blue' Or 'Silver'.

      Good-Luck!!

  8. QUESTION:
    Who is the best supplier for Human Hair for weave and extensions?
    I recently purchased some "Indian hair" from a a supplier in Los Angele's that cost me 300$ for 8 ounces of 18 inches long. The hair Was nice straight and silky at first. Than after a few washes it started to tangle and it wasn't as soft an manageable as before. Im about to get my hair done again and i am looking for some new Human hair to try that doesn't necessarily have to be indian hair but a great quality no matter what the price. tried to look online to see if i could get some info on what hair to get but when i goggled it. thousands of company's pulled up. ALL claiming to have the best indian human hair. So that left me even more confused. So here are my questions

    ***What im looking for***

    Im Looking for a hair that stays soft manageable and doesn't tangle easily. Also a human hair that matches texture of hair (im mexican and black so i have very thick straight hair) has some thickness or density to it so that it will match my texture.
    What kind of hair description should i be looking for?

    Does anyone know of a stylist that Does great Weaves in the los Angele's area?

    • ANSWER:
      The best hair extensions wefts are always found in top hair extension salons. My advice is do a google or yahoo search for hair extensions salons in your area. This way you get a free hair consultation, and they go over your hair extensions options.

  9. QUESTION:
    where can i buy natural indigo dye for hair in India? ?
    i will be touring India soon and i would like to buy some indigo dye for my hair (preferrably blue/black variety) and i was wondering where i could buy it from in India. If you have any suggestions please let me know the brand and where to buy it.

    I would rather NOT buy online but if you know any good online suppliers please suggest them only if they supply commercially to the UK

    thanks xxx :)
    i would specifically like indigo/kali mehndi which has a visible blue tint :) if u knowwhere to find that than lemme kno! xx

    • ANSWER:
      yaaa... there is a dye named "kali mehendi"..its a black one.its available in chennai . i just know one address where you could find this .
      its ,
      sri annai organics & naturals
      no:18,c.t.road,
      adyar,
      chennai-600020
      e-mail i.d- sriannaiorganicsch@ymail.com
      hope this would have been useful.have a happy journey to india.

  10. QUESTION:
    Have dyed my hair twice in a row, can I dye it again?
    I wanted light-medium brown hair, so I asked my mum to buy me hair dye which she gets from her hairdressing supplier, this was yesterday,
    My mum decided to do her own thing, and my hair ended up bright red so I made her go back and get me a brown today because it looked so bad.
    She dyed it again today and I know it's bad because it was the next day, but it looked REALLY bad,
    anyway, my mum hates light hair on people with dark skin, so she decided to dye my hair JET BLACK, and I actually started crying because it looked so bad. I want to dye it again absolutely as soon as possible, would tomorrow be too soon?If not, how long would I have to wait?

    • ANSWER:
      If you're talking about dying your hair OVER the jet black... that's not going to work. You'll have to bleach or strip your hair (there should be plenty of hair dye removers at the drug store) before dying it again.

      And if you go the bleaching route, you should wait a bit to do it, because your hair has been through a lot already and bleaching really dries it out.

  11. QUESTION:
    Where can I find a legitimate list of wholesale suppliers?
    I want to purchase Victoria Secret Lingerie, bath and body works, health and beauty products, houseware (curtains, bed-in-a-bag, sheets, bathroom assesories, candles) o.p.i nail polish, cosmetics (Clinique, Maybelline, Cover girl, Bare Essentials, Revlon, Black Opal Women of Color, Lancome) Lotions (Oil of Olay, Neutrogena, Aveeno, Keri, Curel, Gold Bond, Jergens, Vaseline, St. Ives, Eucerin, Palmer's Skin Success) Perfumes, Fashion Assesories, Ladies underware, Men's Underware, Children's Underware (disney etc), Socks, Baby Products, Shampoo's (Pantene, Kera Care, Dudley's, Herbal Essence, Dove, Olive Oil, Garnier Fructis, Redken) Pajamas, Feminine Hygeine Products, Lubricants, Hair Removal Products (Nair, Veet, Sally Hansen, Palmers, Nads) Male and Female razors, As-Seen-On-TV, Wallets, Herbal Tea, Gym Clothes, Hair Assecories, DVD Movies, Body Jewellery, Decorative Towels, Kitchen Assesories, Car Assesories, Deoderants(Degree, Secret, Arm & Hammer, Right Guard, Speed Stick, Fa)

    • ANSWER:
      http://salehoo.deals-guide.com/
      Thats why your looking for

      Hope this helps

  12. QUESTION:
    black light dance... what paint and why?
    basically my school wants to throw a black light dance meaning that the dance takes place under black lights, so white glows... but we really want to have body and face paint, and what i have noticed is that it is really expensive for not that much. any supplier that you know of that has a good product that is relatively inexpensive?

    also any suggestions would help.

    i heard somewhere that tide laundry soap glows in the dark, would that be bad to give that to people to put on there skin or hair?

    anything would help! thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Our studio used just regular face paint. The black lights will pick up any light pigments and you don't need a special expensive paint, just make sure it is a white base.

  13. QUESTION:
    After Madam C.J. Walker, who was the next african american beauty supplier?
    I was just curious to know who came after Madam C.J. Walker with black hair care products. I am looking for the 2nd and 3rd entrepenuers, not the more recent/modern businesses.

    • ANSWER:
      Could not get you the 3rd person. But I hope this one helps.

      SARAH SPENCER WASHINGTON 1889 - 1953

      "Madame Washington" as she was widely known, was a millionaire black businesswoman and
      founder of Apex News & Hair Company of Atlantic City. She was born in 1889 and died in 1953. In
      1913 she started a hairdressing business in Atlantic City, operating a salon, teaching students
      and developing beauty products. In 1920 she founded the Apex News and Hair Company,
      maintaining a lab in Atlantic City as well as an office in New York City. Eventually her beauty
      colleges were located in twelve states and there were 35,000 agents all over the world. Ms.
      Washington has been called one of the most important business executives in the black
      community. After Ms. Washington’s death, her daughter, Joan Cross Washington led the
      company until it was sold.

  14. QUESTION:
    I would like to be the plait headband supplier. Anyone interesting?
    Hi, I live in Thailand and I'm selling the plait headbands.
    They are made from the synthetic hair.
    They are gorgeous look similar the real hair.
    There is colour in dark brown, brown, Black, Blonde, Dark blonde and some Ginger/copper.

    But I do want to earn more money by become the supplier.

    Should I contact straight to the beauty salon shop or the accessories shop to offer my product by E-mail? Is it rude to do that?

    • ANSWER:
      You might try selling your product on EBay. That way you will arouse the attention of potential buyers and might even establish contacts. You will then also be able to see if there is a market for your product.

  15. QUESTION:
    Is my GHD hair straightner fake?? Pls answer?
    My bf bought me a ghd from a 'salon supplier' via ebay. He paid around 0 au dollars for it, and it's the new precious pack. It's a black and silver patterned straightner with a travel hairdryer.
    ANYWAY
    i read on a website only real ones are made in Korea.
    The inside of my straightner says made in CHINA..
    But i registered it on www.ghdhair.com and it didn't say the code was fake or anything. Sooo.. help me out please. thanks xx

    • ANSWER:
      I don't have a ghd but this website has 21 ways of telling whether your ghd is real:
      http://forum.purseblog.com/the-beauty-bar/how-to-tell-if-my-ghd-fake-real-404516.html

  16. QUESTION:
    What's the proper way to inquire someones ethnicity?
    Visiting michigan. Stopped in a neighborhood coffee/ice cream/pastry shop. Behind counter-49 yr old man,35 yr old woman. He was dark,olive complexion; black,wavy hair and thick black mustache. She had a light, tan complexion-long, brown hair. Because they had 5 coffee thermos/pots, I asked what flavors they had. The man spoke first but seemed confused and began to explain how different coffees are brewed; espresso-turkish-or 'plain American'. He spoke very broken English and used numerous words incorrectly--leaving me somewhat confused. It probably showed on my face. That is when the woman stepped forward and in perfect English (with a very slight accent) proudly stated they served '...a very rich Italian style coffee called Lazzan...it is the preferred coffee of our country.' I looked around and noticed numerous banners,stickers, and posters of their supplier of coffee beans--which also stated in bold, capital letters "ITALY". I ordered and she turned to make the order. As she worked, she began telling me that they had recently opened and she was experimenting with different ice cream/espresso drinks in order to find a specialty 'house brew'. She removed a tray lid and offered me some unusual pastry samples. She explained they were traditional holiday treats. I tried them and thanked the employees. I then asked, "So where are you 'guys' from?" She began to answer but the gentleman immediately stepped forward and accusatorily barked "Excuse me, I am curious... why do you ask this question?....We are American citizen. What does it matter?" Sensing his anger and attempting to diffuse the situation with humor, the lady jumped in and informed me that they were both born in Lebanon but his accent came from the year they lived in Australia. I apologized and explained I was just curious/confused because of the unusual pastry style, the Italian coffee supplier, and the seemingly different accents, and that no offense was intended. He continued, "...wondering why a white guy from around the area (white-yes,local-no) would ask this question?" Not finished, he added more reasons why my question was inappropriate. He strongly infered that my question was racist...more specifically anti-middle eastern. I actually thought each was from either Italy or somewhere in eastern Europe. In all, I was simply trying to put an identity to the style of cafe. I worked 20 min. at a table doing billing for my business. When I returned to the counter for a refill, the gentleman half-heartedly apologized ( I believe encouraged strongly by his wife) and with great reserve. The wife then stepped forward and said, "...everything was just a big confusion and that I should feel free to return..." while I was working in the area for the week (which I had mentioned earlier). What's your take on this?

    • ANSWER:
      The best things to do is to tell the person that he has a beautiful accent and ask him were his accent come from and if he wanted he would let you know

  17. QUESTION:
    New L'oreal Symbio Colours...??
    Has anyone used these in their salons yet, or used them on their own hair? I work in a beauty suppliers and am interested in tryin one out sinceI have never coloured my hair before. My natural colour is dark brown/Black (think exactly same as demi moore colour) but what number should i use, I'm afraid a number 3 will come out too brash against my very pale skin and don't want to look goth, i just want to enhance my own colur without changing the shade...does anyone know what the symbio is like or have any info??

    • ANSWER:
      i looked all over for a review but i am sorry to say that i did not find one

  18. QUESTION:
    Can anyone help me find these in the uk please?
    they are long hair clips, popular in the 80's, i have tried in vain to find a UK supplier,

    http://mp.hairboutique.com/Camila-Interlocking-Combs-Black-All-Sales-Are-Final-On-This-Item/P/106506

    Many thanks
    i have tried every high street shop in the country it feels like, and had no luck, i dont want the ones that fasten at either end as my hair is too thick and they pop open, ebay is my next port of call!

    • ANSWER:
      I've DEFINATELY seen those around. Try chemists/pharmacies, or cheapy versions of boots/superdrugs. Infact, I think I may have seen them in boots or superdrug. Also, try wilkinsons, and primark if you have one near you. Otherwise, try eBay? You may have to spend 30 mins trawling through, but if you type in hair clips and go through every page I'm sure something will turn up.

      Hope this helps!

  19. QUESTION:
    My wife is becoming a flirt & not sure what to do?
    I have posted a couple of questions on here about my wife and her dress code recently, mainly regarding how she always goes out wearing short miniskirts/minidresses with these sexy black over the knee opaque stockings and stilettos, yet she would only wear jeans when out with me! So I took the advice people gave me and talked it through with her, she listened and said she would make more effort with me if I would be more understanding with her. She explained that she loved her new look so to speak and that I should not be controlling if she decides to wear a certain item of clothing just because its sexy. Things improved alot and we went out together a few times when she wore these overknee stockings and short skirts, she also wore longer skirts and just plain tights when she was taken out the last 2 times for work.

    However, last Friday she was invited to an evening function at the dog racing, but said I could come too, as she was making an effort. She wore a very short black lace minidress, although it was not see through, but still sexy, with black opaque over the knee stockings and black stiletto shoes. When we arrived at the dog track restaurant there were 12 other men (no women) in the party and they all looked well happy when they saw her, she did look stunning in her outfit and long blonde hair. We sat for dinner after drinks but I was sat on the other side of the table. Throughout dinner I could see her flirting with the guys either side of her and they were really hitting on her to be honest, then during the racing she was getting excited with these 4 guys about her dog winning and they were loving it. She kept asking me if i was ok so she wasn't ignoring me. But later I came back from the toilet and saw her sitiing on a chair with a guy next to her and his hand was on her thigh and they were laughing, when he saw me he removed his hand quick. Then when we left this same guy gave her a kiss on the lips and squeezed her bum and she just seemed to laugh with him. I did not want to say anything as I didn't want to embarrass her infront of her suppliers and work colleagues. When I quizzed her about him she just said he was like that with every woman.

    The thing is last night she had to attend a 'meet the buyer' evening and stay overnight, I came home at 4pm to say goodbye, but she was dressed in a cream blouse, black miniskirt, black over the knee stockings and heels again, plastered with make-up waiting for her colleague to pick her up. I questioned her about dressing like that but she said don't start, then a car pulled up, she said she had to go, gave me a kiss and went. As I looked out the window I saw the same guy who was all over her at the dog racing evening, get out his car, gave her a kiss on the cheek, put her case in the boot and they drove off. I was so jealous!!! She did call later that evening, she came home the next day, and she says nothing happened at all. Should I believe her? Am I being stupid?

    • ANSWER:
      I have to wonder if she feels she is getting enough attention from you and I mean the type of attention that makes her feel wanted as a woman. For example, do you tell her she makes you excited when she smiles? That the clothes she's wearing does nothing for her amazing body and that you crave her? That her touch is all you need in life? Etc. The attention she is getting from these men seems to be something she is lacking somewhere else. She craves it. She should also have enough respect for you to stop because it upsets you. If you flirted with women she way she does with men, how would she react? Getting mad and blowing up will push her away. I also wonder if she knows how it bothers you. Taking the vows she did when she married you doesn't allow her to act this way. It's plain disrespectful to you and marriage in general. If she wants to act single, then she doesn't need to be married. I suggest that you play Mr. Romance with her if you don't already. Slip her notes with things I listed above. Leave notes on a foggy mirror after she takes a shower expressing how much you love her. Bring her flowers for no reason.... Test it out. If she still does this, ask her if she feels that she is lacking something in some department and ask what you can do to make her feel better. You might need to both see a counselor if things keep on

  20. QUESTION:
    How do I make my extremely strict school uniform cooler?
    Most people think their school uniform is bad, but if you take a look at mine, you'll realise how lucky you are...:

    *FOR GIRLS*

    Black blazer with School badge

    Black tailored trousers or

    Black knee length box pleated skirt
    (6"-8" hem width)

    White cotton shirt with collar*
    *top button MUST be done up

    School tie worn to waist length

    Plain black or flesh coloured tights or plain black ankle length turnover socks

    f'V' necked black jumper (optional)

    Conventional flat leather black shoes with fitting heel and toe.

    Sensible conventional flat leather black shoes with fitting heel and toe (no 'fashion shoes' e.g. stiletto heels, platforms or ankle straps)

    Hair accessories: small & simple inn black, white or red (the school uniform colours)

    *FOR BOYS*

    Black blazer with school badge

    Black trousers

    White cotton shirt with collar*
    *Top button MUST be done up

    School tie to waist length

    'V' necked black jumper (optional)

    Conventional black leather shoes

    Kicker shoes can be worn in school only if all the stitching and soles are black and any Kicker tags are removed. KICKER BOOTS ARE NOT ALLOWED.

    Boots, “Timberland”, Lacoste, trainers,plimsolls, canvas shoes, baseball caps and cardigans/tank tops are not allowed. Jewellery, including earrings, is not permitted. It may be confiscated and kept in a safe place until collected by parents. Also, extremes in appearance cosmetically such as make-up, false nails and unnatural hair extension or dye are not allowed. The Governors reserve the right to send pupils home who are inappropriately dressed.

    *shoes and socks must be neat and clean, and uniform must be kept intact throughout the school day.

    Pupils must be prepared for lessons with the correct equipment including: school planner, work book, pen, pencil, ruler, rubber and calculator.

    Outdoor clothing is not allowed to be worn in the classrooms.

    The following items are also not allowed onto the school premises: chewing gum, cigarettes, lighters, matches, correction fluids, aerosols, mobile phones, pagers, laser pens and portable music devices including MP3/4 players and iPods. (The Governing Body allows all students in emergency circumstances to use the phone to contact home free of charge).

    Uniform for Physical Education
    For Girls

    Rugby type jersey in red with 4" blue band

    Robert Clack Black Shorts with school crest

    Long plain red football socks

    Towel

    Change of underwear

    Plain Black tracksuit bottoms (optional)

    For Boys

    Rugby type jersey in red with 4" blue band

    Robert Clack Black Shorts with school crest*

    Long plain red football socks

    Training shoes

    Towel

    Change of underpants (not boxer shorts)

    Plain black tracksuit bottoms (optional)

    Shin pads and gum shields are required for sports including hockey, football and rugby*

    Summer additions

    Robert Clack polo shirt (red with school crest)

    Cricket whites (for those selected for school team)

    * It is strongly recommended that your child wear a mouth guard for all PE lessons involving hockey and rugby. For those pupils who play for the school team a mouth guard will be COMPULSORY

    These items are available from the School Unfirom Supplier:

    Premier Schoolwear

    CAN AYBODY tell me HOW im supposed to cope with that sort of uniform rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?????????????

    • ANSWER:
      If you are caught altering the uniform in any way it can result in your being EXCLUDED from the school IMMEDIATELY so there's no point in trying to look 'cool'.

  21. QUESTION:
    Do emo girls like urban guys?
    I like to dress Urban street style or reggaeton style... i find it comfortable and i like it, So doesn't that count?
    I mostly wear plain color shirts or South pole t-shirts, with baggy or slim jeans. some what like that but not stupid looking lol http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_8SW2pFV13MU/TI…
    and for winter or fall this... http://www.wholesale-clothing-supplier.c…
    no im not black by the way... im hispanic XD

    anyway i like emo styled girls,especially their hair... Ex. http://pswnio.gr/wp-content/uploads/2009…
    or
    http://img209.imageshack.us/i/3375fe26b7…
    or
    http://www.xezox.net/p/l/images/f_EmoGir…
    i find it very attractive, and i also find girls like that fun to hang out with. Mostly if they have an artistic side considering i'm an artist. lol

    So my question comes to this point, "Would a emo type girl go for a guy like me, or does it really matter what i wear or look like?"

    • ANSWER:
      Emotional girls are either REALLY desperate or they HATE BOYS.

      and make sure you don't confuse Emo with Goth. Goths like shadows, while Emos like the lime-light.

      Emotional girls are the ones you have to be careful with if you get one. as i said, they're EMOTIONAL. girls are already more emotional, but these ones are on the edge.

      Sometimes it matters as a first impression as to if a girl will like you, but later on we really don't care, as long as you take interest in us and treat us with respect.

      unless you go to valley girls, who care a LOT. trust me, don't waste your time with them.

  22. QUESTION:
    If God changed all of Men's languages after the tower of Babylon-is this where he changed their race as well?
    I just can not for all of God's Brilliance (including his glorious light) figure out why men and women of the same race have the same form of children. The fact that there are numerous races would support the theory of evolution, as different me evolved into different body, skin, intellect & language types. Now that the world has become more communicably related in terms of man knowing his fellow man; what do religions teach beyond the separation of man from God at The Tower of Babylon. Still and yet Noah had a family that must be characterized by DNA. Scientifically; we humans are the most advanced of all "Animal" life on this planet, that is and I mean recognizable animal life. We even share traits with other animals like the mammals (hair & backbone) but we could not mate with them (no not even scientifically) and in every case we find that the black race is the predominate gene supplier.. Why does this part of the Bible seem so out of Character? The Evolution Solution? Dominance?

    • ANSWER:
      LOL. God is not the author of confusion. 1 Cor. 14:33 Of course at the Tower of Babel we know that god confused the tongues of the people. Certainly, there could not have been a better way to both CREATE and AUTHOR confusion than to confuse the tongues of people instantly so they could no longer understand each other. It must have been chaos, and all from a loving, just, kind, benevolent god. If it seems out of character, it's beacuse it is a fairy tale, written by a bunch of stupid, superstitious people.

  23. QUESTION:
    Are these good characters for an action story?
    Okay so the leader banshee (girl) who is a knife specialist who puts up her hair with a throwing knife. Silhouette (boy) who is completely pitch black and looks like well a silhouette. He is a master archer. Phantom (boy) throws acupuncture needles and hits pressure points. He is also a supplier for the squad, he has small explosive packets and dark smoke bombs etc. Shadow (boy) has two retractable grappling hooks that come out of his sleeves. They are a squad in the assassin organization: Bllomshroud

    Be honest I am gonna post a story like this on wattpad and I don't wanna embarase myself

    • ANSWER:
      From what you have for the looks and gear I say it would be good.The only thing is that you should give Shadow some more gear besides just grappling hooks(maybe a bomb or two or a dagger,etc).I really like the idea of Banshee putting her hair up with a throwing knife(It's very creative XD). It's also cool how you made one of your characters basically look like a silhouette. My favorite character that you described has to be either Banshee(because she's a knife specialist,a girl and the way she does her hair) or Phantom(because he uses needles and hits pressure points).Good luck with your story and I probably will check it out.

  24. QUESTION:
    Where can i find a suppiler of black hair products?
    I am currently looking at opening an Online Black hair store but can not seem to find a good supplier for The hair products and hair extensions.

    • ANSWER:
      www.gmbshair.com
      www21stcenturyblackbeauty.com
      www.americanhairimports.com
      www.blackgirl.org
      www.alibaba.com


Good Hair Shop

Long Hairstyles for Women Over 40, Good or Bad?
We all love long hair at any age, but once we start getting into our 40's really long hair doesn't look as good on us any longer. This doesn't stand true for everyone but most who are just wearing their long hair in a ponytail really need to start looking into a more attractive hair style that is shorter and just as easy to take care of.

Problems with long hair on women over 40 is:

Long hair tends to drag ones features down and usually has less life and no volume. Yet you see women over 40 with hair that has no life but are afraid to cut it. The longer your hair is the heavier its going to be, which if it's all one length your hair will look flat and life less. Its very unattractive for anyone with hair that is long with no life because it can add to your age not take away from it. Another problem is when you take all that time to style it, the style doesn't last more than an hour without tons of product it in. Again too much product will drag your hair down and make it limp. Just throwing your hair into a ponytail cause you don't want to deal with it, doesn't look well on you either.

A great example of a good hair style for women over 40 would be Meg Ryan's A-line Bob. Her hair is naturally curly but when she wears it natural, it works for a do' for a night on the town or a busy day at the office. Easy to work with, and it you can wear it at any age even grandmothers in the 60's.

Hairstyles that are A-line with layers and shoulder length with shaggy layers are two very workable styles for today's women over 40. Cuts such as Victoria Beckman are great for the younger crowd but are too harsh for those over 40.

One thing you need to take into account is one's shape of one's face. It becomes a huge factor in finding the right style for you. Don't forget that color is also a factor in your hairstyle as well as lifestyle. Gray hair is great but you don't need to have it with so many choice of colors you can get these days. Covering up your gray isn't considered wrong in today world it has become more of a statement you're too hip to be gray. Covering gray isn't like it used to be, it can be done quickly with too much trouble by a good hairstylist. Don't make the mistake that all over one color is best because it can age you worse than just leaving in the gray alone. Look for a hairstylist that can explain better what high lights, and or low lights can do to help open up your face making it look younger.

It's time to start thinking about having bangs, even if they are just wispy ones because bangs take away from your age not add to it. Parting your hair down the middle and just letting it hang there is just too old for you! Start thinking about actresses you see that are over 40 and you will see that they are changing up their hair styles to look younger. Take pictures with you to your next haircut of anyone who you know to be over 40 with a hairstyle you really like. A good hairstylist will let you know if your hair is right for that cut.
Take the time to start thinking about hairstyles you like, but remember you don't need to go super short either. Not everyone can pull off Jamie Lee Curtis latest pixie cut. Hairstyles are highly personal and based on lots of different factors, talking with your hairstylist about how much time you are willing to take in the morning for a new hairstyle. She/He will be able to help you decide what works for you. Changing up your hairstyle can add life, luster and fun back to your life.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a good hair braiding shop in Indianapolis?
    My kids are going to Colorado to spend a month with my parents and my mother INSIST that I get that girls hair braided so she doesn't have to comb it. (Not that I blame her...lol) They are 5 and 6 so I want a place that would be kid friendly but also affordable. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      For kids? That's rough - have you checked into cookie cutters?

  2. QUESTION:
    Do anyone know of a good natural hair stylist or shop in the BHam area???
    I have natural hair and in need of finding a natural hair shop in Birmingham, AL. Or somewhere close no more than 20 miles outside. Do anyone have any info???
    By natural hair shop I mean a place that does locs, twists and maintains natural african american hair. Not just hair braiding.

    • ANSWER:
      Check out....
      Braids by Bri....
      Microbraids,twist,cornrows and more...
      Men, Women and children welcome
      affordable prices for high quality service.
      please call 205.470.3030
      hours of operation mon-fri 6:45 pm until finsished
      saturday 6:00 am-last appointment taken at 7:00pm
      sunday 1:30pm last appointment taken at 5:00pm
      cash only accepted...

  3. QUESTION:
    please recommend good hair shop?
    please recommend good hair shop..
    I want to cheap, but very good..
    I have stayed just 1month..
    Please give some advice~!

    • ANSWER:
      Try EC House: http://www.ec-house.com.sg/locations.html

  4. QUESTION:
    What is a good hair cut for woman over 50? Hair is way below shoulders. Any one know a good beauty shop ?
    I would like to find a beauty shop that can look at your face and body to give you the best hairstyle to complement your face and body. Anyone know of one? i love my long hair, but it is hot, and it is a lot of work keeping it looking nice.

    • ANSWER:
      To a find a good salon, I highly recommend going to www.redken.com and clicking on the salon finder link. You can put in your zip code and it will give you a list of Redken salons. Redken provides plenty of continuing education to it's salons and stylists which will include the type of service you are looking for. As for the hair style, the same rule applies whether you are over 50 or under 25. Bone structure, height, life style, hair texture, color, density, and many other factors determine a great style for you. In general, this does not include something parted down the m iddle and all one length but without a photo of you, I can't recommend a specific style. Most reputable salons offer complimentary consultations. Schedule an appointment or two at various salons in your area. When you find a stylist you're comfortable with, you can schedule an appointment. Go with an open mind, and allow the stylist to tell you what he/she would do if they had carte blanche to do whatever they wanted. This will give you a good feel for whether you want them to do your hair. A good consultation should include plenty of questions about your hair, your styling abilities, time constraints, lifestyle, etc. If you'd like to email me a recent photo of yourself, I could give you some recommendations. Good luck

  5. QUESTION:
    Whats a good place to shop for hair hot tools on black friday?
    I want to know like stores where they will have good deals on hair tools, im especially interested in like curling iron, but those that are only like a little stick? which stores would be good to go to?

    • ANSWER:

  6. QUESTION:
    What is a good online hair company to shop on for 100% human hair?
    I love hair from long pretty remi hair to short bump hair. I have heard of hair sister and clair hair but they have a lot of bad reviews and I am scared to try them. but I need a legit website that is easy to order from and receive the products in good time. 100 % human hair that I can get glued or sew in is pretty much all im interested in. any suggestion.

    • ANSWER:
      Sallys beauty supply has many different kinds of them. You can get different colors, lengths, and sizes (wide to short) online or in store. I bought extentions there & have had them for over a year now. They are 100% human hair. They can be curled, straightened, died, glued, clipped in, or sewn in. :)

  7. QUESTION:
    What colours of clothing goes best with red hair? also I need a good shop?
    I'm 13 years old and I've got red hair. Its really hard shopping for me, but the only colours that go with my hair are black, white, grey & green!

    also I would like to find the perfect website to shop clothes. but the delivery would have to be able to ship to scottish islands such as orkney and shetland.

    Sorry I'm asking for so much!
    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      think of autumn colours - like brown / gold / olive - but not orange

  8. QUESTION:
    Where can I find a good hair salon to get a doobie in New Castle, or Wilmington Delaware?
    Since I came to the conclusion that Dover,DE has no good hair shops, where is a dominican hair salon that does really good doobies(put rollers in your hair and blows your hair out and makes it look shiny and healthy). I need to find a good place. I'm from Jersey but I go to school in Delaware and I can't seem to find a good place. Please help me!!! Let me know any places in Wilmington or New Castle DE!

    • ANSWER:
      I don't have an answer for you. I saw your post when I was looking for where to buy dominican products in Delaware and wanted to say hi. Do you go to DSU, if you do I work there.

  9. QUESTION:
    Good english highstreet shop which sells decent hair extensions?
    Which English highstreet shop sells good, affordable hair extensions? If any....

    • ANSWER:
      Sally's hair and beauty.

  10. QUESTION:
    Hey Where are the good hair salons and nail shops in atlanta?
    Im new to the atlanta area and need friends and good places for hair shopping clubbing eating anything atlanta really!!! Thanks for your response.

    • ANSWER:
      East Atlanta, off of Moreland Avenue on I-20, great place with shops, salons, waxing, threading, restaurants, you can park in one place and walk everywhere!

      Little Five Points- closer to the Emory area but another great place.

      Best nail salon: TenTen

  11. QUESTION:
    Can someone recommend a good hair braiding shop?
    I'm trying to get my hair braided in micro twists. I need for it to be a shop in georgia. I want to go to the Africans, but I don't want them to braid my hair too tight. The place should have a good price; i only have 0. Just basically have good customer service and they listen to you (as in you say they are braiding too tight) and a good price. I'll also take a recommended person who does it really well. Please answer, I need to get it braided sometime this week.

    • ANSWER:
      DK, but I wouldn't recommend it.
      HAIR WEAVES & BRAIDS: Some hairstyles, including tight braids and weaves, may increase the risk of developing an irreversible form of scarring hair loss, according to a new study in the Archives of Dermatology.
      Seen predominately in African-American women, this type of hair loss, central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia, centers on the vertex (crown) of the scalp and spreads peripherally.
      “Any style that causes too much tension and traction on the hair, such as braiding with artificial hair weaved in, can possibly lead to scarring hair loss,” says study author Angela Kyei, MD, a dermatologist at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.
      In the study, 326 African-American women answered questionnaires about their hair-grooming methods, health status, and other demographic information. Dermatologists then performed a scalp examination to grade hair loss.
      Nearly 60% of the women showed signs of advanced central hair loss with scarring. The women were also more likely to have type 2 diabetes and bacterial scalp infections, and sport hair styles associated with traction, including braids and weaves, the study showed.
      “But hair loss is permanent, meaning that we can inject steroids or creams but it won't bring your hair back, so it’s very important to seek help with dermatologists early on,” she says.

  12. QUESTION:
    Where can i buy good full lace wigs,lace frontal,brazilian hair,indian remy hair? i want to set up a hair shop?
    where can i buy good full lace wigs,lace frontal,brazilian hair,indian remy hair? i want to set up a hair shop in canada

    • ANSWER:

  13. QUESTION:
    What is some good products to my damaged hair from The Body Shop?
    My friend gave me a gift card from The body shop, and i really need something good for my damaged hair (i was used to straighten it alot). But don't want a conditioner you have to wash out again.

    Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      I wouldn't use anything from The Body Shop to fix damaged hair. They use a lot of artificial ingredients, many of them quite harsh. Most of their fragrances are artificial, and a lot of their ingredients are petroleum based or detergents. There isn't much there I'd put on my hair or skin. I'd use a gift certificate to by glycerin soap, bath mits, loofa and things like that.

      Aquage has a great product for damaged hair. It's relatively inexpensive compared to many salon hair care products and it works extremely well.

      A quick google search tells me it's widely available in Australia. Here is a link to one site that I believe is in Oz. If it's not just google it up yourself. Many links came up.

      http://www.aquage.com/AquageProducts/Priming/Healingconditioner.aspx

      This stuff will heal your hair well. Then you should get some leave in protective conditioner to prevent future damage when you style it. Aquage has some excellent products for that as well.

  14. QUESTION:
    Good Online Shop to get Hair Accessories?
    I am 13 and i am a bit of a rock/ indie chick fashion wise and i need new hair accessories but don't know where to get them.I love Tartan and the checked kind of look and also some animal prints. I live in scotland so uk websites only. Any good Ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      There is actually a brand new online store that just launched called Yomili.com. It compares prices accross multiple stores so you are sure to get the best price. I have recently been doing all my shopping here and I love it!

  15. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a shop that sells good human hair extentions in adelaide city?
    Iv'e been searching for a while for human hair extensions, ones that aren't to thick and noticeable and ones that will last a while, and i'm wanting to buy some for my birthday which is in about a week but have no idea where i could buy them from. I'm also wanting to buy them at the city in Adelaide or somewhere at marion or glenelg? Thanks.
    also i want them to be clip on but like not seprate clips, just all joined together if you know i mean. :)

    • ANSWER:

  16. QUESTION:
    Houston area ..good barber shop/hair cutters ..?
    I just moved to houston, and went to one of barber shops, just to get my hair mowned like a grass with those tiny vietnamese. Everywhere I go the barber shop seemed to be owned /operated by them. I mean I have a black/african american hair, which is different from their soft ones.......

    Anyways my question is, where can I find a good decent barber shop that can handle african american male hair? if possible not to expensive..
    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      if you dont mind driving to league city, there is one on 518 called fadeaway. . . other thenthat i dont know where there is a really good one. . hair cuts there are about 11 dollars. . unless you have like super long hair

  17. QUESTION:
    Good shop- brought hair extensions..?
    Does anyone know where i can get some hair extensions from a shop in the UK? I want to be able to match them to my hair colour perfectly so don't want to buy them online.
    I want them to be good quality but i do have a budget of around £50 (i'm not looking for very long ones)
    Thanks guys!

    • ANSWER:

  18. QUESTION:
    how to find good beauty shop for african american hair?
    i want to start geting my hair done at the beauty shop but dont know how to find one is there any certain products i should be lookin for? HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      Contact the people at the website listed below:

      http://www.treasuredlocks.com

      They also have a toll-free number.

      .

  19. QUESTION:
    what would be a good name for a hair accessory shop for little girls?
    what would be a good name for a boutique that has little girls hair clips and etc. I would like cute name. and I would like if it had the words flower or bee in them.

    • ANSWER:
      Barbie Girl.

      but if you really want one of those words in it then
      Barbie Bee

      * 1 minute ago

      That is copyright infringement.

      Nix the bee and the flowers.
      Petite Coiffe

  20. QUESTION:
    where can i buy good full lace wigs,lace frontal,brazilian hair,indian remy hair? i want to set up a hair shop?
    where can i buy good full lace wigs,lace frontal,brazilian hair,indian remy hair? i want to set up a hair shop in canada

    • ANSWER:
      HI, our factory offers top quality human hair full lace wigs, lace frontal, indian hair , chinese hair, brazilian hair, top closure, skin weft , hair weft, hair extension , hand tied weft and so on

      we have 9 years' producing hair experience , and we are factory, no trade , agent company, we can offer a very good price with top quality

      our website is www.factorywig.com , we accept paypal , and our email is factorywig@hotmail.com

      if you need any help, pls let me know, thanks

  21. QUESTION:
    a good hair extensions shop in west/central london? (that sells red extensions)?
    I want to get red extensions, oh but natural looking ones! like real human hair and not straw-like D:
    I don't want to buy online because I would prefer to touch them in the store :D anyone know a place that does natural looking red extensions, which I could curl?

    • ANSWER:
      trocodero! however u spell it :S outside there they do hair extentions and they sell natural ones which can be used with heat and therefore curled (Y)

  22. QUESTION:
    We recently relocated to Jasper,FL. from Atlanta. I'm looking for a GOOD Urban hair salon or Dominican shop?
    I'm willing to drive to Valdosta, Georgia if necessary. An Urban hair shop or Domincan hair salon would be GREAT!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      where do you live ? in lawrenceville are 2 dominican salons one is on duluth hwy and lawrenceville suwanee and the other on scenic hwy on snelville!!

      Dominican Hair Salon By Massiel
      900 Duluth Hwy Suite #600, Lawrenceville, GA

      (678) 491-6845
      this one look pretty good !!!

  23. QUESTION:
    My sister is starting a home based hair shop she need supplies where could she get the good stuff cheap?
    Please list places where she could get good stuff cheap.

    • ANSWER:
      i would suggest sally's beauty supply they can also order things for you, and amazon but sometimes things look different on the internet than in person good luck with your sister's business

  24. QUESTION:
    Do you know any good red shop bought hair dyes which turn dark brown hair red?

    • ANSWER:
      are you looking for a professional brand of color that actually works on turning brown hair red?
      framesi.

  25. QUESTION:
    What is a good photo shop to edit eye and hair color?
    Okay, so, in December I got a macbook for my birthday.
    I like to use photoshop and I had previously used Corel Paint Shop Pro x2 (not positive that that is the actual name...but it was a Corel product)
    I can't use it on my mac.
    What is a good photoshop program that would let me edit eye color and hair color?
    If theres anything free...let me know about it...cause I'm pretty low on cash.
    Thanks =]

    • ANSWER:

  26. QUESTION:
    Do anyone know any good hair shops in oceanside ca? Ummm someone that does african american peoples hair?
    braids, sew in weave?

    • ANSWER:
      its "does anyone know"

  27. QUESTION:
    What is a good Natural African-American Hair Shop in Killeen,TX?

    • ANSWER:
      Working out the Kinks

  28. QUESTION:
    Is Super Gluing Hair From The Barber Shop Floor A Good Idea?
    I am trying to grow a beard but hitting a brick wall. I can probably buy the freshly cut hair from the barber shop pretty cheap. Would plastering it with super glue on my face work? How long do you think it will stay on for?

    • ANSWER:
      HAHAHA your awesome

  29. QUESTION:
    Can I get good hair extensions at a Sally's Beauty shop?
    Ok so I want some hair extensions, I'm unsure of what length but my hair is almost half way down my back and I wanna make it a little longer. Does Sally's sell good, long extensions? And for how much? Do they already have the clips on them? If not, how much are clips? Thank you guys<3

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah you can,i get mine from there and i always get compliments on how good my hair looks.They cost me about and clips cost about a pack of 3.

  30. QUESTION:
    What is a good coffee shop in orange county for people with dyed hair to get a job?
    I am asking this, because my girlfriend and I are in search of jobs, when we went looking, we were told coffee shops were our best bet. We just need to know if there are any family owned, small really cool coffee shops that couldn't mind her having pink hair, or me having a lip ring. We aren't extreme or anything, just mildly different. :)

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Honestly? Starbucks. They're odd.

  31. QUESTION:
    Is the beauty shop hair color better for your hair than store bought?
    My sister say's for me to go to a beauty salon to get my hair colored. She said using store bought dye will make your hair thin and it's not good.

    Is there an expert out there!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, because the stylist has a preference of what kind of dye produces the best result for your hair color. And they apply it, and know how long the toner should stay in the hair to give you the color you want- they've done this from experience. They also have the equipment (dryers, foil, etc) to get the best results.

      Over the counter hair colors- (usually going from brown to blonde) will produce a reddish color.

      I've found this through my own experience, salon is always better!

  32. QUESTION:
    Are body shop hair products good?
    i have bleach blonde, damaged, dry hair basically and i am getting the body shop brazil nit moisture mask " coconut oil hair shine" http://www.thebodyshop.co.uk/_en/_gb/catalog/product.aspx?ParentCatCode=C_Hair&CatCode=C_Hair_HairStyling&prdcode=28951m
    and the shampoos
    has anybody used these products? xxx

    • ANSWER:
      go in to a body shop store and ask for samples pots of these products (most stores will do this), then you can test them yourself.

  33. QUESTION:
    where is there a good beauty shop/ barber shop to get black hair done at?
    looking for a shop to get hair done, especially for black males or females in San Jose/Milpitas area

    • ANSWER:
      Try hairmedia.com or essence.com they have some links to beauty shops nation wide. Good Luck

  34. QUESTION:
    My hair is growing longer and i need a good barber shop to go to?Tell a good Barber shop in Stockton Californi?
    try telling a barber shop that isn't too expensive because my dad might complain.my hair is growing and it's ugly so I need a barber shop.BTW i have never been to a barber shop before.

    • ANSWER:

  35. QUESTION:
    Good Barber shop in Washington state tha can cut Rockabilly style hair cuts.?
    well Im looking for a barbershop that can cut my hair right, since I moe to Washington I haven't found a good place The hair cut Im trying to get I think is call "pompadour hairstyle". if you know of a good place please let me know. if I can get the number or address would be great.

    • ANSWER:
      Don't live in the area, so not sure. But this site is great for clothes and other stuff:

      http://rockabilly-style.com/

  36. QUESTION:
    Where did people buy good real hair extensions online/ in a shop in london?

    • ANSWER:

  37. QUESTION:
    Good website/shop to get cheap hair extensions from?
    Preferably real hair, and fairly cheap? Thanks guys.

    • ANSWER:
      Are you in the UK? Pauls Hair World have great hair extensions, real and fake. It would be really good of you can get to a shop as they will colour match your hair perfectly (maybe using a few different packets and shades to get the right colour but only charge you for what you take), although they do have a website.
      Hair extensions that are the right colour and fitted, cut and shaped properly can look very natural. I would highly recommend you use clips so you can remove them and use when you want, they will last longer and won't damage your own hair.

  38. QUESTION:
    where is the best salon or shop to buy cheap but good hair extensions?
    i need dark brown twenty six inches clip in hair extensions

    • ANSWER:
      Sally's. ahanbarbie34 just did some videos about that on youtube. go check her out :)

  39. QUESTION:
    What's a good hair dye to buy from a shop?
    i want blonde through my hair but i don't know what type to get.. the last one i got didn't work.

    • ANSWER:
      You say the last one you used did not work... in order to figure out what to tell you to use we need to know what it DID do for your hair, what color you are to start with, do you have any color in it already, any of these can inhibit color from working. If I were you I would go have a consultation with a professional, before you need to go to one to fix you.

  40. QUESTION:
    Do you know a good hair saloon/barber shop in Denver?
    Maan, I've been here for more than 6 months and I still didn't find any good place to cut my hair.
    Back home, I used to go to tony & guy (I know there is one here but it's waay expensive). I used to have a faux hawk style but not anymore because my hair has become crappy after I cut it here :( . Anyways, I'm looking for a place where I can get a very good quality. Yes I'm a guy (straight guy) and I like to look cool and nice.

    • ANSWER:
      Floyds barbershop is good. I went to the one on broadway for a long time, fair prices good stylists.

  41. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a very good barber shop in san jose?
    I'm looking for a very good barber shop where they cut good hair and know how to line you up. Does anyone know of one in san jose?
    anywhere in san jose would be fine but i would perfer some where in west san jose

    • ANSWER:
      giants barber shop

      http://www.yelp.com/biz/giants-barber-shop-san-jose-2#hrid:QgItmpCV6QKMH7angbjm_w/query:barber%20shop

  42. QUESTION:
    Where is a good place to shop for cheap, quality hair extentions in Las Vegas?
    I'm going to be princess jasmine for halloween. :3

    • ANSWER:
      You can go to this online shop to have a look.
      http://stores.ebay.co.uk/blackin-2011

      They are selling wigs and hair extentions.
      All the wigs have many different color and beautiful styles.
      and the hair extentions have high quality.
      Hope this can help you.
      Good luck.

  43. QUESTION:
    good websites to photo shop hair?!?
    i want to try a new do but i want to make sure it will look right. do u know any good sites where you can upload your photo and photo shop hair onto ur pic?

    • ANSWER:
      www.taaz.com (my personal fav)

      www.thehairstyler.com

  44. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a good online shop to buy clip in human hair extensions? (uk or will post to uk)?
    Must be good quality and a good price. I want long ones - mine own hair is already long but I want for wearing out clubbing - all the girls in essex have them!

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.pauls-hair-world.com/

      My friend got some from there (:

  45. QUESTION:
    Does anyone else in the UK have problems finding a hairdresser that is good at styling afro hair?
    I'm in South Yorkshire and i just can't find a good barbers/hairdresssers that is good with afro hair. Also one that is good value for money because some are so EXPENSIVE!

    I'm also having the same problems with finding good shops that stock afro hair products.
    At over £50 return it isn't really a trip i can make often!

    • ANSWER:
      i know that south east london bromley area tehre is a barbers espically for afros and other hair styles for afro hair that seem pretty good cant for the life of me remember its name this second though...i know they have a logo that is similar to the scisor sisters scisor picture. htey may sell products as well sorry its not much help!

  46. QUESTION:
    Anybody got any good ideas for a haircuts for men shop? Cute girls will be cutting guys hair?
    Anybody got any good ideas for a haircuts for men shop? Cute girls will be cutting guys hair in a man cave atmosphere. But not trashy!
    Thanks All! :)

    • ANSWER:

  47. QUESTION:
    Good barber shop or any hair cut place?
    I need a good haircut place around WASHINGTON state. I need a barber that's known and have skills. I only know one Sports clip. Please give me a name of the barber shop and how much would it cost to get a cut for a regular guy cut.

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.geocities.com/RodeoDrive/3696/Shopsuwe.html
      here are a few check them out

  48. QUESTION:
    How do i find a good barber shop in my city?
    i'm looking for a good barber that knows how to cut hair good. I'm PR and so for i haven't found no ggod barbers. All of them seem to fuck my head up one way or another. Is there a website or something that rates barber shops and suggest what shops to go to in my city?

    • ANSWER:
      If its busy...its good...stick your head inside !

  49. QUESTION:
    Where in London can I find cheap but good hair extensions?
    I used to have clip in hair extensions when my hair was black, but my hair is now a lightish brown color and i really miss having extensions!

    Does anyone know a salon/shop that sells good quality but fairly cheap clip in extensions in London or Southern England?

    Note: please dont tell me to grow my hair etc, i AM! okay?!

    • ANSWER:
      Yep Enchanted Locks in Kent

      http://www.enchantedlocks.com/

  50. QUESTION:
    Can you give me a good website where I can shop for hair accessories online?

    • ANSWER:
      I love claire's its the accessory store. They got earrings, necklaces, hair stuff, etc.

      http://www.claires.com/getting_ready.asp?top=cc&name=getting+ready


African Hair Threading

Pseudofolliculitis Barbae Treatment Tips
Pseudofolliculitis barbae is the medical term for razor bumps. It is most noticeable around the beard and neck. It causes small papules and pustules that can be confused with bacterial folliculitis. It is occurring in up to 60% African American men and other people with curly hair. It can also affect some white men and hirsute black women. Pseudofolliculitis pubis is a similar condition occurring after pubic hair is shaved. Curly hair tends to curl into the skin instead of straight out the follicle. PFB can make the skin look itchy and red, and in some cases, it can even look like pimples. These inflamed papules or pustules can form especially if the area becomes infected. Pseudofolliculitis barbae can further be divided into two types of ingrown hairs: transfollicular and extrafollicular.

The extrafollicular hair is a hair that has exited the follicle and reentered the skin. The transfollicular hair never exits the follicle, but because of its naturally curly nature curls back into the follicle causing fluid build-up and irritation. PFB can be treated with warm compresses and manual straightening of hairs with scissors or tweezers.
Use of an electric shaver may also help the condition. Use the electric razor on high setting to avoid close shaving and prepare beard with electric razor pre-shave. At night, apply a lotion containing glycolic acid to the affected areas. This exfoliates the surface skin cells and reduces the likelihood of new inflamed spots. Use a polyester skin-cleansing pad twice a day. Or, use a moisturising shaving foam. Mild topical corticosteroid creams reduce inflammation of papular lesions.

Electrolysis and laser hair removal should be considered when all else fails. Topical eflornithine HCL 13.9% cream (Vaniqa) has been used for excessive facial hair and in patients with PFB. Glycolic acid lotion 8% is effective (Alpha-hydrox, Neo-Strata, others). Oral antibiotics can be useful to counteract both an anti-infectious and anti-inflam-matory agents. Tetracycline is a common choice for a systemic antibiotic. Prescription antibiotic gels (Benzamycin, Cleocin-T) or oral antibiotics are also used. Retin-A is a potent treatment that helps even out any scarring after a few months. For women with hirsutism and associated PFB, an ornithine decarboxylase inhibitor can block the instigating hair growth. Use as tolerated, as it is somewhat irritating.

Pseudofolliculitis Barbae Treatment Tips

1. Use a razor with a single blade.

2. Electrolysis and laser hair removal should be considered when all else fails.

3. Glycolic acid lotion 8% is effective (Alpha-hydrox, Neo-Strata, others).

4. Use a polyester skin-cleansing pad twice a day.

5. Shave in the direction of the follicle, not against it. Do not stretch the skin.

6. Mild topical corticosteroid creams reduce inflammation of papular lesions.

7. Retin-A is a potent treatment that helps even out any scarring after a few months.

8. Use short, rapid strokes against the direction of hair growth. Keep shaving instrument moist but wiped clean.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    African Hair threading?
    What type of thread is used to thread the hair? IS it the thread that is used for a sew in or hair that is used to sew clothing or a different type of thread?

    • ANSWER:

  2. QUESTION:
    What can be substituted for hair weaving thread? I am an african american female trying to sew in tracks.?

    • ANSWER:
      black knitting wool does just fine.

  3. QUESTION:
    What are some good support foums/threads for achieving hair growth for African-American Woamen?
    Iv been searching for some good forums that supports the growth of hair in colored woamen.I cant findy any so do ya'll have any in mind.Iv seen the LonghairCareForum but you have to pay for that so..yeah. :)
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      This is a great forum with lot's of info:http://blackwomentalk.forumotion.net/forum.htm

  4. QUESTION:
    How can I promote the growth of my [African] hair?
    I'm 15 and my hair is very hard to manage. Both of my parents are straight up Nigerian (born in Nigeria) so I have super kinky and nappy African hair. I first got a perm when I was probably about 3, however I haven't had a perm since May 2010 because I refuse to add anymore chemicals to my hair. I used to have my hair threaded like the following picture from ages 3-9:

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_MxNqONrSknY/SZl_MaUYOFI/AAAAAAAABas/y_Vr0aREXVo/s400/threadhair.jpg

    I also braid my hair very often. Now my hair is super short and dry and extremely unmanageable. Are there any suggestions that can help promote long, healthy hair such as the use of certain products or practicing certain routines? All suggestions welcome. Other links and/or Youtube videos also greatly appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      Save your money instead of buying hair growth products or supplements. Vogue Dec. 2010 issue has a section on biotin, supplements, etc. .

      The FDA don't even approve of them. Because of inadequate quality control and inspection, supplements contaminated with heavy metals, pesticides, or prescription drugs have been sold to unsuspecting consumers. And FDA rules covering manufacturing quality don’t apply to the companies that supply herbs, vitamins, and other raw ingredients.
      Beginning in February 2008, they experienced one symptom after another: diarrhea, joint pain, hair loss, lung problems, and fingernails and toenails that fell off.
      http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/Consumer…
      MSN "Vitamins Can Do More Harm Than Good."
      http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16655168/wid…
      According Dr. Melissa Piliang, a dermatologist at the Cleveland Clinic. Americans spent an estimated 6 million on hair loss products last year, and chances are some of that money was not well spent. Don’t let charming salon owners, seductive ads or fancy gimmicks convince you otherwise.

      CNN, Slate, Consumer Reports, MSN, YAHOO have posted them online for years how people spend billion per year on vitamins and supplements.  According to Everyday Health, here's an article that will tell you why . . . those PRODUCTS by any other name do NOT WORK.  It is false advertisements.

      Google: "Foods for Healthy Hair" - the website had moved, type it in. Two others also:
      http://www.webmd.com/skin-beauty/feature…
      http://www.menshealth.com/spotlight/hair…

      Growing healthy hair doesn't come from a bottle or pills and hair products do not speed hair growth. Any hair oil, is another form to keep hair moisturized, nothing more. If you're in HS, your hair & nails should be growing normally, and as healthily as possible, since you're eating healthy foods. But when hair isn't growing as fast, it's because they've been tempered with: chemicals, hair straightening, etc. . .

      Stop braiding or relaxing or any kind of 'stress' to your hair and it will grow normally.

      Sources:
      I know hair. I have over 4 decades of hair know-how. I have silky, shiny, soft, smooth very healthy hair down to my knees. Previously damaged by perming & dyeing in the 80's & 90's. I've known people in their 30's whose hair stopped growing from ironing their hair in the 70's. When I was in HS, my hair grew from bob to waist length in 3 1/2 to 4 years, and cut 2x a year.

  5. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to tie your hair with thread?
    Hello Good Afternoon Yahoo Answers!

    The last 3-4 fours months I have been researching hair care and how to grow african hair. With in those few months my hair has grown significantly and increased in volume, thickness and level of health. So I'm extremely cautious about taking care of my hair. Even though my hair is now shoulder Length I still wear instant weaves and wigs. But the issue now is my hair is too long to just tuck under or twist. So my mother suggested to tie it with black string( not tightly). Which makes it easier to put on the wigs and my hair seems to be protected. So my question is will my hair be protected, is it healthy for the hair, and will this cause the hair to shed???

    Thank you!!!!

    • ANSWER:

  6. QUESTION:
    Why are Asian people always selling black people's hair?
    For me as a black lady I never understood why Asian people are always selling our hair extensions, hair products (like perm, thread & needles) and also our skin care products. I see a place called Ebony Hair Store and I walk in and I see a chinese or Japenese lady selling my hair. Or I walk in another hair place and I see a indian women selling black hair products. I mean I know these asian people have alot of businesses but can't black people sell their own hair! I don't get it, African Americans been in this country more than Asian people (they are foreigners) and we can't open up a business for ourselves like making a business for our hair or making a business called soul food instead of always eating chinese food? I seriously don't get it!

    • ANSWER:
      Because we as black people are afraid of success. We are reluntant to place our business in the black community. We don't even support our own. We would ride clear across town to the posh side to purchase stuff we could have from the black businesses that are in the community.

      Also in reference to your question, why don't we have African based restaurants in our own community. Although I brought this up I don't know if I'm even ready for goat's brain or foo-foo. You can always find a Chinese Restaurant in the 'hood. And it's always a buffet available. And let's not forget the NAIL shops. Yahoo did a news article on Chinese food, but I did not read it. Something about how unhealthy it is.

      Another factor they are considered a minority and get more grants to open businesses.

  7. QUESTION:
    where can i buy snap on clips for hair extensions in vienna Austria?
    i want to make clip on extensions myself but i dont know where to buy the clips and the thread to sew the clips onto human hair extentions in vienna, Austria. Would anyone tell me where i can look i am african.

    • ANSWER:
      Well Im not sure because Im from the us but you can always find anything you need off the internet and order it. i.e. Amazon.com

  8. QUESTION:
    AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN! Can i reuse kinky twist hair?
    i braided my lil gilrs hair for the first time in kinky teist and the ends didnt spirt as i wanted them to so can i re dipped them instead of useign thread /yarn this time using rods...

    • ANSWER:
      yes

  9. QUESTION:
    Does anyone digitize African/American embroidery designs?
    I do not want AFRICAN designs but rather designs in categories such as Angels, Christmas, Children, etc. etc. etc. that are designed to look like African/American people.........I know I can change the skin color with thread, but the hair does not look right....does this make sense???? I do not want the old fashioned Aunt Jemima type designs either.

    • ANSWER:
      Do you sew and sell? Is this a business? I have been digitizing for 14 yrs and I do have a African American Art cd I sell sometimes.

      I believe there are more than 50 designs plus 6 bonus designs for in 4x4 and 5x7 hoops. There are dancers, skaters, basketball players, angels, some musicians, Kwanza design etc. If you are interested and this is for your OWN PERSONAL USE you can email me from my website listed below and I will send you jpgs of them so you can ck ithem out. I do plan to sew and sell these later on so do not want to sell to another business or see them resold as designs for others to sew. I can furnish the designs in most home and commercial machine formats.

      I also have an EBay store which I listed below but there is not any ethnic designs up now but you can see what we 'do'. :)

      Good luck! Jill

  10. QUESTION:
    What are those things in your hair made by surrounding the piece of hair with string?
    They look slightly like dreadlocks, but they aren't. I've seen a lot of them and usually africans wear them. They can have different patterns according to the thread you use. How are they called? (iff possible how can you make them?)
    they can also have a ring or some beads or a shell or something like that at the end

    • ANSWER:
      They are called hair wraps, my mom does them all the time!!!They take a long time to do them like a hour or so deends on how long your hair is!!!!
      http://home.howstuffworks.com/girls-hair-wraps.htm

  11. QUESTION:
    How to remove upper lip hair!!?
    Okay, I have used the shaving, cream, wax, tweezing/ threading methods, but here's the problem. Every time I remove the hair, the area in which I removed the hair is ALWAYS lighter than the surrounding area. You can literally see where I plucked/ shaved and everything. It almost looks as if I created a lighter mustache on my face. It's pretty embarrassing...Is there anyway I can remove the hair, but still have my same skin tone?? Thanks!

    P.S I am an African American with a DARK skin tone...

    • ANSWER:
      I'd have to agree with sharky. It seems your only alternative is choosing some type of hair removal and then using makeup. There are more pricey ways of removing the hair though (including electrolysis and laser hair removal). There is a product called nono! hair that supposedly removes hair as well. Those are kinda pricey options, however.

      The reason the skin is lighter there is probably because the hair is "shadowing" it from the sunlight that the rest of your face gets. It's just like when I get my eyebrows plucked, the area that once had hair on it is a bit lighter.

      If you stay on top of the hair removal and spot on some makeup, then maybe it'll eventually match the rest of your complexion.

  12. QUESTION:
    African Twist Tutorial.. BRAIDS .?
    Some may have miss understood what I ment by African Twist. There done at Hair Galleries (Braids). I know that they use thread and fake hair.

    • ANSWER:
      Is this what you are looking for?

  13. QUESTION:
    In search of a good beauty salon in Barrie Ontario?
    Hi i just moved to barrie,and wondering if anyone knows where i could get my eyebrows professionally waxed or threaded.Would like to get some hair extensions done too.I am african american.Thanks

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    Im lookin for the name of a hairstyle? I believe it includes thread wrapped around the hair.?
    I normally seen this style on africans. My friend had it before but i cant get in touch with her. please help if you may have a clue of what i am talkin about or know a website that i can look at
    i know for a fact that thread is used. and it is wrapped around the hair. some use it to actually soften their natural hair with out using a perm. like i said this style is uniquely seen on women of 100% african decent. my coworker wants this style and i told her id help her look. i know its not too popular of a style and hard to find

    • ANSWER:
      its either kinky or silky extensions wrapped around braids. its fake dred locs. i think they might be called Goddess Locs

  15. QUESTION:
    Why do Black people deny and accept being mixed-race whenever it's convinient?
    Why do Blacks always say "okay so they're mixed, so what? most of us african americans are mixed too", and then in another thread they'll make a complete 180 turn and say "no black is diverse, we are not mixed, there are black people with pale skin, caucasian features, blond hair and freckles, we're diverse"?

    Why can't you keep your arguments consistent?
    You will mention Beyonce being a quarter french in one answer, and then say she's full black because "black is diverse" in another answer.

    • ANSWER:
      I agree with you on this Leonel as much as I hate to admit it. And for those that say 'we don't say that' I know that not all blacks do but being on this forum for about a year, I've seen it with my own eyes. Especially with the election of Obama, blacks were like 'he looks black, so he is black' and similar arguments. Then, when someone says 'black people have this and that type of nose' a black person here says 'blacks are diverse, we come in all colors and shapes'. I see a bit of contradiction here. How can you say he 'looks black so he is black' then go and say 'blacks do not all look alike or are very diverse'? And I know some would say the 'black race is very diverse out of all races' but in the U.S. if a 'black' person has green eyes, curly/wavy hair, and tan to pale skin most likely they are not fully black! Such is the reality.

  16. QUESTION:
    Is this a good enough story start for my coursework? Thanks!?
    Starting at a new school can be demanding. Yet, for some, ‘fitting in’ and gaining acceptance is a natural given. Mark was definitely not one of those lucky few. He, like many others, felt like an outcast the minute his shoe imprinted the begrimed floors of Clifford Private School: Its dusty, oak floor boards ran along the vaulted corridor, leading to the reception in a long stretch of zigzag patterns that definitely blurred his predetermined vision of a pristine, well-kept private school, full of smart, snobby and rich teenagers. The building was definitely not the unnaturally beautiful establishment that he had expected, yet this factor somehow made it easier for him to feel comfortable. On the other hand, the students’ characters – just as he’d guessed. They all wore the regulated uniform, a black and yellow stripped tie (short ties for girls), and grey trousers for boys, pleated grey skirts for girls and a navy blue blazer with the school’s emblem – a staff sandwiched between two soaring lions woven with golden thread. They all wore every item of clothing that was enforced and they wore it well. From the moment Mark had set eyes on them, he knew that these kids were not going to accept him, being poor and new, into their world. He had frequently heard the phrase ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’ from his grandma but decided to dismiss it as he was constantly being judged by others during his 20 minutes of Tuesday standing in one place and staring around his new school. They took one look at Mark’s second-hand uniform and threw him the ‘what – are – you – doing – in – that?’ look. Then suddenly, Mark noticed a group of boys in the corner next to a huge floral arrangement. Their secretive, mysterious stance and the way their ruffled uniforms screamed the powerful statement of ‘beware’ drew him into this particular crowd.
    ‘Who are they?’ Mark asked in bewilderment. Miss Porter, one of the school’s receptionists, narrowed her large brown eyes and shook her head from side to side in a flurry, making her thin and shiny blonde hair whip her pale and flawless skin. Her rosy red lips pressed into a thin line as she heaved a loud sigh. She glided around from beside Mark, so that they were face to face, and blocked his view from the mesmerizing gang.
    ‘They are not the bunch you want to be seen hanging around with, Mark, they really aren’t. You have just left a school because of how these kinds of people treated you’, she lowered her voice into a stern whisper as the last few words escaped from her lips. Her deep brown eyes darted across the hall, looking cautiously as the students minded their own business. She moved in closer to Mark, protecting him as a hawk would do to her young.
    ‘These kinds of people?’ A puzzled look spread over his face. ‘What did she mean by these kinds of people?’ Then it hit him. He suddenly realised the reason why he was in awe of that particular group. Their posture, their unapproachable appearance and their mysterious eyes mirrored that of those back at his old school. It was filled with ‘these kinds of people’. They did not like him or feel the need to extend their benignity and his strong African accent didn’t help either. They found it funny that he struggled to capture the culture of England after moving from Zimbabwe and it was them that bullied him until he was pushed almost to suicide. However, Mark pressed on, his level of maturity was reflected through his choice to press on for his sister and his grandmother (the only two family members left). He endured another two years of the dreary school until he could take no more and took it upon himself to organise a new start, at a fresh, new school. He was shocked that his natural instinct was to be drawn to the only thing that he promised to keep away from, so he decided to take Miss Porter’s advice and avoided that crowd for as long as possible.
    As long as possible was not very long. Every day he turned up to school and peered around for the gang. At break, lunch and at the end of the day they were loitering in their usual spot near the flower pot, always giggling and excited. Every now and then they would notice Mark, at which point, he would slouch into a loose position and walk awkwardly, bobbing up and down whilst leaning to the side at each step with his left foot, as they did – as if he were wearing cardboard pants. He would then realise what he was doing and shake himself to snap out of his sudden impulse to impress this particular crowd. Although they would just snigger and then get back to whatever they were doing, he always felt the gaze of one particular member and could not help having an impulse to try and make him a friend one day.
    The canteen queue was extremely long and tedious on Friday. The last day of the school week, in any school, was always a remarkably slow one. It was as if the week was trying to prolong the children’s’ suffering at school. Finally Mark had arrived at the dessert aisle. It
    ... was filled with a variety of tasteful treats. There was ice cream that melted slowly to release a firework of flavours in your mouth. There also was Cheese cake that took you for a ride discovering bursts of smooth cream cheese filling, crumbly biscuit base and sticky caramel lining – just about every sensation that you could ask for. Amongst this, many other mouth watering deserts sat calling out for predators and defying the laws of the food chains. This was one of the advantages to being in a private school. Just as Mark had situated a perfect, clear table (which was rare to find and he couldn’t sit where anyone else was sitting), he noticed that one of the gang members had dispatched from his group. Jumping at the chance, Mark rose up and debated inside whether he should waste such a beautiful masterpiece of a desert. Quickly deciding that what he was about to do was much more important; he reluctantly swept it into the large menacing bin as if departing his best friend.
    However, he had the slightest inkling that this gang member, the one who he had noticed staring at him, may allow an opening into his gang. The thought of a friend made Mark giddy, let alone becoming a part of a whole gang.
    ‘Uh hi, my name is Mark’, a ripple of fear swam through his body as the boy turned to face him. He had never seen this boy so close and he was astonished to find that his face was covered in deep, ominous scars. His jaw was the wrong shape in many points and his mouth was constantly pressed to only allow a snarl as a greeting. Suddenly Mark didn’t think this was such a good idea. He was rigid, the fear overwhelmed him.
    Memories from his past gushed back into his mind and he knew had to get away, but he couldn’t. Not being able to move, Mark looked deep into the boy’s brilliant, blue eyes. Here he found the slightest hint of sadness, it fascinated him. The boy fidgeted and Mark realised that he was making the situation more and more awkward by staring.
    ‘I just wanted to know who you were, I noticed you looking at me and I thought that finally I could get a....’ he trailed off and his words fell into silence. He looked around, wondering if the whole school was listening to their conversation. They weren’t, the canteen was empty! Mark’s dark eyes widened with a mesh of panic and shock.
    ‘Yeah and I noticed that you’re late for lessons, mess up in the first week of school, interesting’, he sniggered and strolled off, leaving Mark unnerved and confused.
    Sorry I did put it in paragraphs but it's hard to see it
    Don't be afraid to be harsh

    • ANSWER:
      It's good but try using more sophisticated language, you can use a thesaurus :)
      i only got an A on my first coursework because of that
      x


Business Hair

Hair Salon Management And Hairdressing Management- Great Way To Manage Your Customer Data
Being a busy beauty or hair specialist sometimes it may be very difficult to manage your business. You need a system that can manage your customers accounts, product inventory and your staffs program. For that purpose you can use a hair salon management system.

You can access stock details, manages customers accounts and product inventory and can also access staff schedules by using the softwares that are used for hairdressing management.

This salon management concerned with managing business operations such as stock control, marketing plan other administration purposes. Whether you are a hairdresser, a beautician, receptionist or a manager, salon management system is capable to serve your needs.

These hairdressing management systems are the solutions for large business with enhanced security. You can also keep details about there style and preferences. You can also view your staffs timetable to know whether they are at work or not. You can easily customize your reports and worksheets and invoices. By using online booking feature you can get more and more customers.

Salon management system with a window based interface can allows you to work more conveniently even if you are new to computers. Due to window based interface it also allows you to open many windows at a time. On the left hand side of the main window there is a tree structure that allows you to fast access the various functions of the software. In the salon software there are different forms for different users with various privileges.
Our salon management systems which can give you help for the software and there is also a tutorial and a start panel to help you learn all the basic features and functions very fast and easily.

Salon management is a way to manage your customer data. By using this software you can review the history of the discount you have offered to customer or the services that you have provided to your customer. This salon software also organize the products in a tree structure that allow you to perform various functions easily such as to add a product under a product category or to change the product group.

For a better hairdressing management you can use a better salon management system such as blond management system which can take youre all the worries about managing your salon. By using its powerful features you can make your business more and more manageable day by day.

So if you're salon management team wants the best way of how to run a hair salon, then you should follow the hair salon owners tips it will ensure that you can shout "more clients in my salon" and have a successfully run salon business.

Hair salon business runs better when systems are in place so run small regular meetings or one to ones telling them the importance of the new system or change you want. If you have loads of part-timers or shifts then run your meetings in shifts. Otherwise it will take forever to get everyone together.
Many women are running hairdressing and beauty salons and nail bars from their homes and doing it very successfully. Clients enjoy the intimacy of a home to have their beauty routine looked after. You can run so many types of businesses without having to rent premises and have expensive overheads every month.

Hair is completely different curly hair. Its structure is different and their needs are different. Curly hair styles that look great are the natural result of combining these two essential ingredients - the curly hair cut, and the curly hair care. Long curly hair can be styled into bouncy ringlets for a new look. Loops can be tightened alien. Short curly hairstyles can be cut casually, to give an appearance of style.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are the steps to starting and operating a new salon business, hair and nails?
    I am currently finishing up school doing hair and nails and unlike most graduates who rent out booths in salons, im looking forward opening up my own salon. But the problem is that I dont know the first step to take. I need to know what license i need, what inspections i need to find, where do i invest the most money or if there's some type of assistance i could look into as far as funds and what is the firs step in looking for a location to operate my business.

    • ANSWER:
      Do yourself a BIG favor and get a little experience first. You will be walking a really tough road by starting off as a salon owner. -Noone wants to rent from a newby, unless you step into it with a really humble attitude. We started our salon with 15 years of experience under my belt.

      You do need a manager's license as well as a salon license and if you have any barbers, that license too. The inspections will vary from state to state. I would strongly advise you to come up with a concrete business plan, start with AT LEAST ,000 cash and work from there with your local bank. Try more than one bank to make sure you're getting the best deal.

      Good luck!

  2. QUESTION:
    How to improve a hair saloon business?
    I have a hair saloon business, my hair stylist has very good technique & skills. Our customers also praise for our technique. But after they come for 2 or 3 times, they become seldom come to our hair saloon. Customers use to go for different saloon.Why? Don't understand and what to help?

    • ANSWER:
      Interesting.

      From helping a friend with her hair saloon.

      1. The look matters. Think of your customers, what look will drag them in. If you are traditionally looking, you will get older customers, I personally hate those all black saloons that look uncomfortable, I usually choose a place that looks simple and basic, but that is me.

      2. Customers come back a second time if they have a good haircut.

      3. But they will keep coming back if they make good friends. What you will do depends on the type of customers. I can imagine tea and cookies for the loyal ones, better conversation etc etc. People have been known to travel between countries for haircuts, so if you can build the relationship friendship wise, they will remain loyal. At the very least, make sure you listen to the customer (something many hairdressers do badly)

  3. QUESTION:
    what is a good business hair cut?
    What is a good hair color and cut for business?

    I don't look good with short hair, I look boyish, mine looks better at least shoulder length, but I don't want
    to look like a tart. I also don't want one that will make me look old(er). I've asked several stylists and none of them seem to have any answers.

    • ANSWER:
      Rat tail.

  4. QUESTION:
    Do you need a license to start a hair business at home, in Virginia?
    I want to start braiding hair to make a little extra money on the side. Do I need a license? Not an actual business with a name or anything, nor do I want a salon. But what are the steps for me to start this process?

    • ANSWER:
      Legally? Yes. Can you get away with it? Probably. Check the business license department at city hall (or, the court house).

  5. QUESTION:
    I have my own business of hair accessories and want to promote the company on the web. Any suggestions?
    My friend and I are starting our own hair accessories business and are looking to promote our little home based company on the web. What are your suggestions? Any advice? What are the steps to follow to be successful? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      The most effective way to advertise on the Internet is
      to first set up a website and publish its domain name
      on major search directories such as Google.com,
      Yahoo.com [at http://www.google.com/addurl/?...... and
      MSN.com since 85% of Internet shoppers rely on these
      search directories to provide them with goods and
      services. In a sense, these search directories are a
      very large Internet Yellow Pages.

      Nevertheless, should your website or opening webpage
      fail to contain "generic" keywords, then anyone using
      such "generic" queries will not be able to discover
      your website. Your domain name [URL] of your website,
      in a sense, will be invisible, undiscoverable.

      You may want to consider some simple algorithms which,
      when observed and committed in designing of a website
      with placement of various critical metatags that can
      surely achieve a high search engine presence and
      increase Internet traffic to your website. These
      metatag strategies work well with published webpages
      at Google and Yahoo.

      Design: Should you create an extensive Flash-based
      website, make sure to fill-in the property entries
      such as the Title, Description and Keywords. Failing
      to do so, leaves no hard HTML or ALT resource that can
      be readily indexed by search robots. Also consider the
      Internet audience and their incoming setup. For
      example, if they are on analog/dialup, Flash webpages
      take too long to load up and therefore analog users
      will likely lose interest and discontinue entering the
      Flash site. On the other hand, anyone on hi-speed DSL
      lines, will welcome Flash pages which load quickly. So
      before designing a pure Flash websitge, ask the simple
      question, "Who's my end user - is he on dialup or
      DSL?" And if you had to choose between these two users
      for maximum marketability, then select analog users
      since 80% of most resident users are still analog
      Internet subscribers and pure HTML designed webpages
      is best for them.

      A non-Flash-based website which relies on hard text,
      is far easier to be indexed by search robots. Limit
      the use of stylized text saved as .gifs since as a
      graphic, they are not indexable by search robots.

      Avoid use of frames since any number of search robots
      are unable to properly classify textual material.

      Placement of Metatags:

      A ranking or search order does take place with Google
      and Yahoo and it begins with the "Title" metag which
      should consist of no more than 65 characters separated
      by commas. The "Title" should describe in generic
      terms, the goods and services, followed by a location
      from which the resource is located, i.e., city, state.
      The placement of a domain name which is not generic
      within the "Title" is not appropriate, unless your
      domain name is a major recognizable brand name.

      The second metatag is the "Description" which is
      usually 25-30 words to form a complete sentence which
      best describes one's goods and services.

      And the very last category - "Keywords" are also
      somewhat limited to 15-16 words which can be plural
      and compound in nature. Again, avoid multiple entries
      which could be mistaken as "spamdexed entries" which
      is defined as the loading, and submission of
      repetitive words into a particular metatag category.
      "Spamdexing" when discovered on a webpage and reported
      to Google's spamreport.com can result in the
      elimination of your website from their search
      directory.

      Here's an example of a very highly-placed website on
      Google.com: Begin with the very "generic" search query
      "sandwiches downtown los angeles," taking note to not
      abbreviate Los Angeles to "LA" and of course, leave
      out the parentheses ("). It will bring up some 2.4
      million+ search results. Check out where "Nazos.net"
      is ranked. It's on the SECOND FRONT [ranked 15]!
      Again, Nazos.net's high web presence was achieved by
      proper web design and placement of relevant metatags
      according to Google's publication guidelines.

      Good luck!

  6. QUESTION:
    is there any other jobs in the hair business?
    I have my GCSE exams starting soon and it made me think about what my future occupation. I am really interested in the hair business, but not so much in the cutting side of it. I love all of the shampoo and stuff but I don't really want to do anything to do with chopping people's hair. Are there any other interesting opportunitys involving hairdressing? If so I will accept any advice. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      If cutting isnt your forte, consider becoming a color specialist or specializing in styling/setting. There are opportunities to work in tv/film as well as traveling to do weddings special occasions etc. You might also consider working as an instructor or working for any of the various lines.

  7. QUESTION:
    What should I name my hair bow business?
    I'm starting a business making hair bows for little girls. Im trying to come up with a cute catchy name.

    • ANSWER:
      Tied in Beauty
      Bow Beauty
      Bow to Business Failure
      Tied-Up Tresses
      Hair Ties Today
      Bows Bound for Bankruptcy

  8. QUESTION:
    How should I promote my hair care business?
    I own and operate a hair care line that sells only naturally made organic, environmentally friendly, and healthy products. I've been in business for nearly a year now and am trying to attract more customers.
    I have a facebook, a myspace, a website (under construction) ... But I'd like to sell in stores and market my products.

    • ANSWER:
      If you want to sell your product on stores you should negotiate to store owners, well this is common for product dealing Business funding can be sure hard but you need some strategies to deal with it

  9. QUESTION:
    What are some risks that can be taken in a hair coloring business?
    I'm taking a business class and I have to make up a business. I made up a hair coloring business and I need to tell my teacher som risks that I can take in a business. I am completely out of thoughts for this. Please help me.

    • ANSWER:
      u can get dermatitis from bleach and chemical burn also perm burn , head lice and even aids if there is blood mix from a cut in ur finger to a cut on them of some sort

  10. QUESTION:
    Can a 12 year old start their own hair cutting business?
    I'm 12 and like many others I want to start a business.It doesn't have to be in hair cutting but if you could please give me some tips or answers to things like how old do you have to be? I wanted to do things with animals but you need insurance:( Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      People probably wouldn't trust you with their hair =P But you're never really too young to be an entrepreneur :] If you're truly good enough at something, and if people are interested in what you have to offer, you can do it!! Don't be discouraged if you aren't quite great at something, or if you're too young to do something professionally. Just practice, do well in school, and study your practice further in college and/or grad school :D

  11. QUESTION:
    How do I start an online hair wig business. I would like to sell wigs online.?
    How do I start an online hair wig business? What's the best way to buy and sell etc.. I am passionate about wigs on want to sell them online. Start my own business.

    • ANSWER:
      The best thing to do is purchase you a website. Also, go to one of the hair warehouse online and buy some wigs. Get a mannequin(s) place the wigs that you brought online and take pictures of it. Make sure that the website looks nice though, no one wants to buy from a jacked up looking store.

  12. QUESTION:
    Why are we African Americans the main ones contributing to the hair business, but a tiny percentage own the?
    the hair business?

    • ANSWER:
      We've been here for hundreds of years.
      We should be at a point of owning companies like Sassoon.
      Instead we are lucky to have some struggling mom and pop hair saloon or barber shop.

      It takes tremendous work and cooperation from society to succeed.
      For every step we take forward, some white supremacist makes sure we take two steps back.
      The real problem is that we don't have the support of the black community.
      We're just too busy pimping out our cars, listening to crap and going to court.

  13. QUESTION:
    Where is the best laser hair removal business in Tampa Bay Florida ?
    I just moved to the Tampa Bay area and I will be at the Clearwater and St. Pete Beaches as often as I can so I need laser hair removal. I have been to those franchise places and they wanted me to sign a contract for hair removal. I think not ! Anyone know of a licensed laser hair removal business in the Tampa Bay Area that does NOT require a contract and is not a franchise? I think hair removal is pretty personal and I would like a more private setting but also someone who is absolutely the professional. Please advise.

    • ANSWER:
      I am the lady you are searching for. My name is Karen Marlise of tampabaylaserhair.com.
      I own a local Seminole, Fla. laser hair removal business and I am a Clinical and Medical Electrologist which is in north St. Pete Fla. I have been a hair removal specialist since laser hair removal went public with the highest 5 star ratings on line. I am the only person you will ever see and I don't believe in contracts. You can come in once or however many times you would like but, each time you visit me you will lose lots of hair. I just had a client leave 5 minutes raving about how happy she was from three visits. I am a old pro doing laser hair removal and electrology plus, I am a National Board Certified Master Permanent Cosmetic Instructor. So, please give me a call just look for" Aesthetics by Karen Marlise" or "Karen's Professional Personal Services" and I guarantee to make you happy.....Or give it everything I have trying...

  14. QUESTION:
    How to promote my hair care business?
    I own and operate an ethnic hair care business that sells all natural environmentally friendly hair care products. I was wondering how do I go about getting more customers? I have a facebook, a myspace, and a website... I just started less than a year ago.

    • ANSWER:
      set up advertisements on yahoo,google and other sites

  15. QUESTION:
    What information can you give me on opening a Lazer Hair Removel Business?
    I am opening a Lazer Hair Removal Center in Los Angeles, CA, what information and advice can you give me, that I will need to know for this business to operate smoothly?

    • ANSWER:
      visit either a community college or university or the
      US small biz's admin's web site and down load a biz plan
      template

      when you have done so, get back to me.......Will help briefly for free.

  16. QUESTION:
    Do women like the wavy business hair style or the messed up look? Check my hair out on 360 profile?
    I have very wavy hair and haven't lost any of it at 30 years old. I like it wavy but some people think that the shorter messed up look is better. Which hairstyle is best. Pictures in 360 profile.

    • ANSWER:
      Ur hair looks good.I am a gurl,not a woman but i think it looks good but looks don't matter 2 me anyway.

  17. QUESTION:
    What is a good name for a Hair Bow business?
    I am wanting to start a hair bow business that makes bows for little girls. I am stuck on a name though. I want something unique and catchy. Also if you have any ideas on images that would coordinate with the name that would be great! Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Try a name that sounds appealing to young girls. A name like "Pony Bows" "Rainbow Ribbons" or "Happy Hairbows" would sound more appealing than "H.Bows" "Harris Bows" or "Awesome Bows". Hope this helps!

  18. QUESTION:
    how do I start a hair business in my home?
    I recently got my cosmetology license and would like to start a business in the home I'm renting
    I have a large clientelle and would like to legally set up a salon in my spare bedroom of the home I rent. I need to know what to do to get things started the legal way.

    • ANSWER:
      Just as in one of the other answers you received, zoning laws may not allow it where you live.

      Also, if the zoning and lease do allow it, there are certain rules and regulations you must abide by if doing hair at home.

      Contact your state, city or county health department about inspection requirements for a hair salon. Some states don't allow a home to be converted into a salon, and some will allow it.

  19. QUESTION:
    Is it legal for international student to make a poster for cutting hair business in NS(Canada)?
    I'm a high school student who study in Nova Scotia. I'm 18 years old.
    I'm thinking about making a poster to do cutting hair business, I live in sombody's house (home stay). I want to stick the poster on outside wall.

    Is it legal for international student to make a poster for cutting hair business in halifax(Canada)?
    outside the wall of house
    Im not sure who is right. Can you guys proof your idea please?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it's completely legal, even if you aren't a citizen.

      If the business succeeds, you'll want to register it at http://gov.ns.ca/snsmr/business/starting/default.asp#register but there is a grace period, so you don't have to do it immediately.

      Good luck in your business and your studies!

  20. QUESTION:
    I am starting a Hair Bow business and I am not sure what to call it?
    I am starting a hair bow business. I will be selling locally for now. I would like to create a fan page on facebook, but I need to think of a name before I can create a page.

    • ANSWER:
      1. Bows for Hos
      2. Better Bows
      3. Gary's Hair Bows
      4.Beautiful Bows
      5. Buy my Bows Hos

  21. QUESTION:
    A question from people who own a hair dressing business?
    Ok, I wish to buy a hair dressing business and I just wondered as an owner can you tell me some advice?Can you rent it to a hair dresser?or do you have to hire hair dressers and pay them?how I can get some information about operating a hair dressing business?Is there any course for this?

    • ANSWER:
      what usually happens is an owner will do booth rent or commission. booth rent is where the stylist will pay weekly rent to you that will be for ordering color and helping pay for their share of the bills and they can keep all their money that they make for their services. they also though will usually provide their own hair products. or you can do commission is where you can pay them so much of a percentage of the cost of the service and usually they will have it where you can get paid hourly if the commission doesnt come out to more than the hourly rate. but then the salon usually will provide the products since they are keeping some of the percentage for the service. usually if you take a business course at a college it will give you the basics of opening up a business and running it smoothly but it also helps to have a lead stylists at your salon that can help run the hair side of the business if you dont have a license yourself.

  22. QUESTION:
    What is the document and procedure to apply for hair mehendi packing business?
    i want to start new business to making & packing hair mehendi. So what is the requirement for this business please told me?
    Lab, Place, Machinery and related all that things

    • ANSWER:
      Contact nearest Distt.Industries Center for registration & necessary guidance.

  23. QUESTION:
    I want to start a business selling hair weave and hair products. Where can you buy hair weave for businesses?
    I would like to sell weave and different hair products. How can I find a supplier and if I would have to order products from the USA or another country.

    • ANSWER:
      sally beauty supplies.

      there ebst for hair products, and u can order from them and such.

  24. QUESTION:
    i need a catchy tilte and slogan for my hair and cosmetics business?
    just started my own business with hair and make up( wedding and events) so please help me come up with something

    • ANSWER:

  25. QUESTION:
    What should i name my hair bow business?
    im just starting like a business thing that i sell hair bows and bracelets/necklaces stuff like that etc.
    my name is Gabby or Brie
    any ideas?
    thanks :)
    xx

    • ANSWER:
      * Brie's Bows
      * Gabby's Accessories
      * Brie's Accessories
      * Brie's Boutique (although that wouldn't exactly fit the things that ur selling..)

  26. QUESTION:
    how can i market my new Hair and Makeup business?
    I'm developing a new business where i will be doing mainly bridal parties hair and makeup. My main goal is to get clients from all over australia to want me, and hopefully one day get people wanting me from overseas! How can i market myself other then businesscards and website etc. How can i get people to say- i want her! I want this to lead to higher career opportunities like major runway events and stuff like that. i have the confidence in my work to get to this stage but how can i show other people that? Does anyone know of anyone needing a fantastic hair and makeup artist?? i need contacts to build up my portfolio!
    i am in a little country town an hour from melbourne, victoria, australia.

    • ANSWER:
      As you mentioned you wanted other ideas to market yourselve other than website and business cards.

      Cross marketing can be very powerful. Bridal shops, photographers, image consultants, hair salons, spas, workout facilities, college dorms, small boutiques, cosmetic plastic surgeon offices...these are great businesses and locations to offer your services to-- and discount your services initally so that you incentivize them to work with you.

      Remember you have to start somewhere and you need a portfolio. So start close by---close to home with shops and vendors and facilities in your area.

      Ask friends and family to help spread the word. When you finally find a client to work with that raves about your services, ask for referrals--- take photos of your work ALWAYS--

      Build your image portfolio

      WEBSITE marketing is a great way to reach your market---and of course your biz card---I know you already know about these 2 items BUT it's in the way you use them that counts---

      Go to seminars for small businesses that are similar to what you are involved in "Beauty---hair and make-up"

      See which movies are being produced in your area-- offer to work with them as a personal assistant---

      Also-- see if there is a similar group like the Learning Annex in your area that offers courses-- to improve your business marketing skills.

      Congratulations in believing in yourself---this is the biggest obsticle we have in our success--- Continue the great work in believing in yourself--- You CAN achieve anything you put your mind to.

      As to how to get into the CELEBRITY circle-- get the press behind you-- how--- start writing articles on the internet about who you are and why you are different and or great-- the internet can connect you to the free press and the more you are in the press the sooner you will be exposed to those in the celebrity world--

      If you were able to travel--going (short term) to the areas where celebrities are in your country is the quickest way to the top--- but be sure you have your portfolio ready and you are experienced and can deliver what you say and believe about your talent--Have fun with it!!! Good luck in making a name for yourself.

  27. QUESTION:
    What would you name your hair dressing business?
    Trying to think or a quircy name for a hair dressing business,
    something maybe funny, smart, different, obvious such as (curl up and dye)

    • ANSWER:
      Easy Curl Salon

      Le Petite Salon

      Bleach -N-Blow Hair Salon

      Cut & Curl Hair Dressers

      Style & Perm Hair Salon

      Busy Bun Hair Salon

      Curl N Twirl Salon

      Twist & Cut

      Bitter Roots Salon

      Hair and Square beauty Salon

  28. QUESTION:
    What exactly does a cometologist do to have a successful internet business about home care hair service?
    Struggling cosmetologist needs financial assistance for free to rebuild much needed hair service for the homebound.
    On line program will help for advertising for the field side of the business. Much attention much be directed to the innocent elderly homebound.

    • ANSWER:
      First go to your library or do a search of that Mathew Lesko guy, I've checked out his 1 book, & it does give info on grants etc..

      Second get in touch with nursing homes, retirement communities, & such to develop a "start up" clientele.

  29. QUESTION:
    Why Are Some Women Afraid To Have LONG HAIR In The Business World?
    As a man I think femininity is very powerful in the business world. However most women seem to be afraid of it. So they dress like men and keep there hair short. However not all women. Some women come to work in there fashionable dresses, skirt suits, and grow their hair down to waist- lenght. While most women seem to be caught between growing their hair long enough to be recognized as a woman, and short enough to compete in a so called man's world.

    • ANSWER:
      I have fabulous hair....long, curly, wild and oh so "me"....I've worked in construction, management, and currently work for a huge corporation dealing with lots of men and lots of money.

      I don't think I need to cut my hair to work with the guys.

      Most women I know who have short hair enjoy it that way. Nothing to do with men, sorry.

  30. QUESTION:
    Help with woman's medium length hair for business conference?
    I have medium length hair that goes about to my shoulders. It is layered so that all my hair is hard to get into a pony tail at once. I have small bone structures in my face.

    I will be attending a business conference and it would be very helpful to learn some new business casual ways to style my hair while I am there.

    • ANSWER:

  31. QUESTION:
    Is it concisered un-professional for a man in the field of Business to have long hair?
    I am a Man who is studying for a business major...and i was just wondering if long hair is considered unprofessional for a male to have in the field of business.

    • ANSWER:
      I think society is becoming more adept to different styles for yes even hair. They are allowing men the freedom to wear jewelry and I think that if the hair is kept neat and tidy (clean) It can be kept on a professional level. It is all in how it is delivered and your personality with how much emphasis you play on it.

  32. QUESTION:
    What kind of business entity would a Hair & Day Spa be?
    I'm doing a business project and my professor isn't gettin back to me in time.

    I know it's up to me but I missed the class on business entities.

    Would my Hair & Day Spa work best as a sole proprietorship, a partnership or a corporation?

    • ANSWER:
      I believe it would work best as a sole proprietorship (if money is not tight) but if money is tight then it could also be a wise idea to make it a partnership (as everything could be splitting the costs and greatly help you). If the Hair & Day Spa works out well then it could very well go on to being a corporation, though an business analyst/accountant would need to figure out the numbers of what your net/gross income would be with a number of Spa's open in a variety of locations. With the corporation the accountant/business analyst would need to see if you're making money or losing money in your approach.

      Hope I helped.

      If you have time, answer mine: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090504144719AAa4ugM

  33. QUESTION:
    I make hair bows beaded socks cookies and cakes. Im wanting to make some business cards and start advertising?
    In need of a business name. I make hair bows, beaded socks, cakes, cookies. Any cute ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Bows 'n Sweets or
      Sweet Rewards
      Rising Buns
      A bite out of life
      hope it helped!

  34. QUESTION:
    How can I sum up hair, beauty and make up for bridal in simple terms for business name eg hair, body & brides?
    So I want to call my business a name ????? followed my hair & body works or hair body & brides or hair design & body studio or hair beauty bridal???? ANy ideas would be great! I'd like short and sweet, straight to the point as the business name will be not a descriptive name.

    • ANSWER:
      Some serious, some not (you figure out which ones)

      How about:

      Beautiful Brides
      Hair Comes The Bride
      Wedding Day Doos
      Aisle Style You
      Best Bride Boutique
      Elegant Brides

      Not sure a usable one is in here but hopefully I've either
      a) made you smile or
      b) sparked some ideas

  35. QUESTION:
    is an a1 use retail premise ok for a laser hair removal business?
    Hi

    I wanted to start a laser hair removal business in the UK. The retail premise i have seen has a1 use permission. Is this premise suitable for my business?

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      A1 are shops. You need to check with your Council to see if it needs change of use.
      UK

  36. QUESTION:
    How do you advertise to get alot of customers for a weave hair business?
    How?

    • ANSWER:
      My suggestions: get a website made. If that is too costly, then get flyers made (not cheap hand-drawn ones, but printed ones) and pass them out in your community.

  37. QUESTION:
    Me and my friend would like to start a mobile hair, beauty and photography business together.?
    My cousin is a qualified hair dresser and beauty therapist. I'm a professional photographer. So the idea is, we would go the client's home where they would request however many beauty/hair treatments they wanted in order to make them look beautiful for a photo shoot afterwards. I was wondering about the technicalities of running such a business. Maybe whether we'd need a license or something? Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      don't trust anyone in business.....
      so no

  38. QUESTION:
    What is a good name for a hair ties business?
    me and my friend our opeing a hair bow business and we need help with a name I di know that we want the number 2 in there be cause there is 2 of us thank you for your help.

    • ANSWER:
      2 tied up

  39. QUESTION:
    where can I find the business code for a small business (hair salon) ?
    I need it to file taxes.I have looked all over the IRS website and can't find it. Please send me a link. Something compatable with adobe so I can print it. Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Try searching by SIC code. That classifies the business by its type.

  40. QUESTION:
    Im starting my business styling hair while receiving unemployment benefits. How should I file my income?

    And will i be penalized for receiving both???

    • ANSWER:

  41. QUESTION:
    How to advertised my Hair Extension business?
    I have started my own Hair Extension Online Business.

    I am opening a store in 6 months, but I need to become very popular on the net.

    Does anyone know how I can achieve this?

    How can I target the right people? Where can I target these people?

    www.thehottesthair.com

    • ANSWER:
      This is an online classifieds site that I use:

      http://www.backpage.com/59841052

      It is similar to Craigslist and in many cases, BETTER. Good Luck.

  42. QUESTION:
    How To Start Your Own Spray Tan,Makeup & Hair Business ?
    Not like a salon but like a online business.Were you would have to book an appointment.Where to start,How to get clients?
    I have a beauty liscence

    • ANSWER:
      You will still need a place where you work on your clients.

      Well first of all you need a license, if you already have one then congratulations the hardest part is done. The second thing you'll need is a place to rent which will be your salon, and the rest stuff that you will need are not much of a big deal, as you will need some tools like combs, scissors, shampoos , face masks ... etc. which are pretty easy to get.

      PLACE - optional (in your case)

      Here are a few tips on renting a place without breaking your budget :

      1. Rent a place where a lot of women live (easy to find + 90% of women go to hair saloons every week).
      2. Make sure the place you are renting is in a middle class / high class society.
      3. Start by a small place first, and as your business grows, move to a bigger place (near the old one).

      Oh and you can get clients online by posting / advertising on classified ads sites such as craigslist and by offering your service on auction sites such as ebay.

      Hope I helped. :)

  43. QUESTION:
    Advice on starting my own business (hair braiding and hair weaving)?
    I've been wanting to open up a braid and hair weaving shop. In Illinois i do not need a license to braid or weave. I just want to know what to expect, what i need etc. It would be great to get some advice from another braider or beautician who has their own shop. What are the pros and cons? ANY advice good and bad would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      The biggest failure in small biz, is not having enuf capitol to git ya thru the ruff times

  44. QUESTION:
    what type of capital goods will i need for a home-based cutting hair business?
    it's for an economics project
    please and thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Permits, zoning, etc. are not capital goods. I think your instructor is trying to limit the scope by asking for a "home based" business.

      As you know, in economics your capital goods are all of the durable goods used in the production of goods and services. You may need these for the production of the service:
      Window coverings to control lighting in the workplace
      Floor mats for safety
      Lighting to see the work you are doing
      Mirrors to help you and your customer see the work
      Coat rack for customer overcoats
      Cash register for earnings
      Telephone for client appointments
      Waiting chairs for customers before they have the service
      Styling chairs for working
      Reference books for style and hygiene
      Signage to direct customers to the door or for a price list
      Other equipment and tools:scissors, dryers, hair irons etc.
      Additionally, you need a "home" for a home-based business

      You get it...relate the capital goods to the service...not just a "chair" but a "waiting chair for customers". A hair cutting business could need a few unexpected things such as a shovel to clear winter snow so customers can get to the home.

      Leave out things that are used up and/or need re-ordering such as shampoo.

      Generally, stay with the regular, expected things. Some instructors don't like students getting too carried away with oddball answers. Hope this helps.

  45. QUESTION:
    I want to start a hair bow business at the flea market?
    Would i have to get some kind of business license in order to rent a booth? And how would I go about filing this on my taxes? I live in Houston, Texas if that helps.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know about texas state laws..

      Yet no flea market require business license at all.. just go rent the booth.. that is all what you need for now.. plus your materials/ equipments etc....
      As for taxes..... !! This is to be decided by you..
      Best way is to review your state tax laws, etc...

      Good luck and have a great day ..

  46. QUESTION:
    For a formal business look, should I put my hair in a simply ponytail or leave it down?
    I have to dress up for school next week and the theme is business. Should I put my hair back in a sleek ponytail or no?

    • ANSWER:
      yes that sounds good, or i would put it in a ballerina bun, not a messy bun.Oh, and make sure to use a black ponytail holder to look the part even more

      I think it looks very professional. have fun !

  47. QUESTION:
    What should I if lady is running her hair salon business w/out cosmetology license?
    so there's this lady that has been working at hair salons without cosmetology license but was fired because she stole the owners customers. She now runs her "hair salon" at her home but has no salon license nor cosmetology license and is not properly sanitizing anything.
    I live in TX.
    By the way i dont know if it matters but she has AIDS and i doubt she's following any health and safety standards.

    CAN I REPORT HER AND HOW?

    • ANSWER:
      Contact the State Board, They will "investigate" her, and her salon. If she's charging, and not following the state laws, They will fine her.

  48. QUESTION:
    What is like to be in the hair dressing business?
    hey! i was looking forward to going to hair school. i just wanted to pretty much know the pros and cons, and basics i should know, like the pay, are the tips good? please give me detailed answers, or anything i should know, thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Right well prepare for disappointment.
      Hairdressing is popular so theres gonna be competion.
      The girls in most salon act like stuck up bitches and bitch about you behind your back.
      The pay isn't that good, depending on where you work. I know a girl who worked saturdays and get £17 in Antonys For Hair. You can earn from 120-200 a week probably which isn't too good. And you will learn everything about hair and tuff at the actual salon.

  49. QUESTION:
    My friend and I are starting a business doing hair and makeup for brides. What's a good name for our business?
    We provide hair and makeup on location for brides and her bridal party.

    • ANSWER:
      Til Beauty do us part

  50. QUESTION:
    I Own a Small Laser Hair Removal Business and What Search Words Would You Use?
    If you were wanting laser hair removal what way would you search for it? What search words would you use? What would be the important things about chosing the right place?

    • ANSWER:
      laser hair removal, laser wrinkle reduction, facial rejuvenation, mesotherapy, plastic surgery, treatment for acne, acne scars, rosacea, cellulite, [my state], [my city], botox, restylane, fraxel laser, erbium laser peel, photofacials, laser acne treatment, melasma, plastic surgeon, gentle waves, microdermabrasion, micropeels, skin care products, massage,


African Hair Braids Styles

The Secret On How To Grow African American Hair
So you have African American hair and your hair doesnt grow much like other people and so you want to know if there are any tips to grow hair out. And make it longer and stronger

The most important part to grow African American hair is to keep it well conditioned. You need a good deep conditioner and leave in conditioner and you can get both in one product called Mira hair oil

next point to grow African American hair is to minimize or stop using heating tools, if you do chose to use them be sure to make sure you use a heat protestant spray first. Again to grow African American hair you must be sure to Always make sure you hair is moisturized. And apply Mira hair oil and hair serum to the end of your hair and cover your African hair with a satin bonnet every night

another way to grow your African hair longer is to make sure your hair and scalp remain clean and moisturize the ends of your hair everyday. Here is a good regimen

Wash every 3 days with Mira herbal Shampoo
Deep Condition by putting Mira hair oil on your hair and wrap your head with a warm and wet towel with a plastic cap on your head
Moisturize each night with a dime amount of Mira hair oil

To grow African American hair is sure to never use flat irons, blow dryers, and etc. They will dry and damage your hair.
A good alternative to using heat tools is to roller wrap your hair and sit under a hooded dryer or you can also air dry your hair.
Never overlap relaxers and keep relaxing to a minimum such as every 8-10 weeks.

Keep your hair off your shoulders. It is always best to wear it in a bun, pinned up or with braids

If you can, be sure to stop using relaxers and texturizers

Stop using commercial hair shampoos and conditioners with harmful ingredient. As they will stunt hair growth and cause damage. Always use Mira hair oil to grow African American hair-it is the best thing you can do, get a free trial by using the link below in the authors box

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any websites that display pictures of african hair braiding styles, preferably flat twists?
    I have long hair of my own, however I was interested in going to an African hair braiding shop to get flat twists or goddess braids. I'm wanting something a little different than the normal wrap that I wear because of how long my hair is? Does anyone know any websites with african hair braiding hairstyles?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.braidsinc.com/gallery-1.htm

  2. QUESTION:
    do you know any websites that i can look at pictures of african hair braiding styles?
    im trying to figure out a good hairstyle i can get and i want to get some small box braids and i dont know what to call them cuz they arent as small as micros but they arent to big either

    • ANSWER:
      www.hairsister.com
      http://www.concreteimagesalon.com/cornrows.html

      or just go to yahoo and do a search for braid styles and you should find some nice pictures.

  3. QUESTION:
    African Braided Hair Styles?
    i have AFRICAN hair but i have a hard time thinkin of styles to braid my hair if you have and links or picture it would really help

    TY!!

    • ANSWER:
      there are loads of really cool hairstyles you can go for, here are a few:
      http://www.bellabeautymarket.com/hairstyles_files/image596.jpg
      http://www.trendy-hairstyles.com/wp-content/themes/digg-3-col/images/twist-braid-hairstyles.jpg
      http://www.suubisbeautycenter.com/image/15305596.jpeg
      http://www.bellabeautymarket.com/hairstyles_files/image1007.jpg
      http://www.easy-hairstyles.com/images/long-braids.jpg

      also, check out this site for lots of useful tips:
      http://hair.lovetoknow.com/Pictures_of_Black_Braid_Hair_Styles

      hope this helps
      x

  4. QUESTION:
    What are the different hair-styles for African American hair,with getting braids?

    • ANSWER:
      Micros, tree braids, and sengalanese twist are good for more of a elegant style while cornrows are a quick and easy way to stay out of your head.
      Kinky twists help grow your hair out the best though

  5. QUESTION:
    where can i find african hair braiding styles?

    • ANSWER:
      Go to :

      http://www.bbafricanhairbraiding.com/

  6. QUESTION:
    How to have african style braids in your hair without braiding all parts of it?
    I love the rebellious looks in movies, where girls have parts of their hair braided with beads, feathers, etc. How do I do that for myself? Any websites I can look up? I have shoulder-long, thick/poofy hair, I am not African, but Oriental. I don't wanna have dreadlocks, because that will ruin the hair, and I'll have to cut that out, later. Any ideas for Native American, Oriental style hair stuff? I love braids, feathers, anything, but I want it to stay in longer... (4-6 weeks, or longer.) Thx!

    • ANSWER:

  7. QUESTION:
    Where can i find french braiding hair styles for African Americans?

    i'm looking for a website but i do not want to have to go thru the websites on a search engine.

    • ANSWER:
      Try searching for it. Type in "braids" in the yahoo search engine and 100's of websites will pop up.

  8. QUESTION:
    African-American Hair Braiding Styles?
    Ok, this is for all of you hair experts that know how to do all types of braids. (I kind of need an answer A.S.A.P. so if you could it would be great!) I need to know another name for the style called "Lacing Braids." I don't know another name for this hairstyle, I only know how to describe it - which doesn't seem to help people understand me. If your not sure what that is, here's a link that shows pictures of it and how its done. I can't seem to find magazines that show pictures of this particular hairstyle and I can't print the pictures out from the website. If you can help thanks.
    http://www.braidsinc.com/gallery-10.htm

    • ANSWER:
      HI click on the site and click on the photo you want to copy. Right click and select copy open Microsoft Word and right click paste and you have the photo you want. Try it

  9. QUESTION:
    Recommendations for a salon in Bogota or other city that can style African American hair with braids, extensio?
    I am an African-American woman who will be living in Bogota, Colombia for two years. I would like to find a salon or an individual that can make house visits to do my hair. I normally wear braids and extensions. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, congratulations. You're gonna be living in a beautiful country and a great city.

      But concerning your question, you might have a hard time finding someone that can do your hair mostly because Bogota tends to be a predominantly white/mixed city (mixed as in european and indigenous.) Also, most salons in Colombia don't have webpages that make it easy to locate them.

      I know of a place called Marco Antonio. It's really nice, but I'm not completely sure if they'll know how to work on your hair. Or try going to a Colombian restaurant near your city and asking someone that has recently been to Bogota.

      Good luck.

  10. QUESTION:
    African American Braiding hair styles?
    Does anyone know where I can find pics of cornrow twist braids or corn twist. I want to print out for my stylist to do. I need clear pic and different ones please. If you do not know what I am talking about to please don't anwser thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Khamit Kinks has the best photo collection I've seen. They are a full service natural hairstyling salon in New York. My photo gallery at Cornrows.co.uk is pretty good, but there aren't any 'cornrolls' (flat twists) in it so far.

      However, I think a pattern would work better than a photo. If they are one of my former students, we even have a code. Take a cheap latex skull cap and stretch it over one of those styrofoam wig heads. Mark out exactly how you want it parted in red ink. Mark the twists' paths in blue. If there is an overlap, mark that with a green X. Be as creative as you like.

      Then take the skullcap off the wig head, and to the stylist. They'll put it on one of their wig heads and have the pattern right there in front of them as they work. It makes things alot faster.

  11. QUESTION:
    What website can i find african american braiding hair style?
    I am trying to get an idea of how i want my hair braided, i am about to have a baby in a few weeks, and to keep the stresses down about my hair, i am trying to braid, and keep it pretty while i am trying to recover;)

    • ANSWER:
      you gonna need someone who is experienced doing that. A salon, is going to charge 40 on up depending on how much hair you got to braid.

  12. QUESTION:
    where can i find African American braid styles?
    Looking for braid styles for African Americans. Want my hair braided for the rest of the summer, but need pictures.

    • ANSWER:
      try these sites out:

      www.black-hairstyles-truth.com/braid-pictures
      www.braidedimage.com
      www.hairboutique.com
      www.ineans.com/hairstyles/braid-hairstyles

  13. QUESTION:
    hair accessories for African Braided styles ? for a BOY !! ?
    Ok, I know that these classic elastic holders are for girls : http://estore.websitepros.com/765664/Detail.bok?no=400

    but could be used for a 9 yr.old boy ??? how would it look ...I mean smaller/darker colored ones,not the bigger ,brighter colored !,....for several braided pigtails ...to tie couple of hair holders per braid ??

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    Know a salon in Bogota, Colombia or other city that can style African American hair with weave or braids?
    I am an African-American woman who will be living in Bogota, Colombia for two years. I would like to find a salon or an individual that can make house visits to do my hair. I normally wear extensions. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      yeah at cartagena they can do over there

  15. QUESTION:
    Why is it that locks seem to grow african american hair faster than any other style, including braids?
    Why locks seem to grow african-american hair faster than any other style including braids what is it about the lock style itself that aid hair growth quickly?

    • ANSWER:
      How it grows Hair grows about a third to a half inch per month, in three stages--anagen (growth), catagen (resting) and tilogen (shedding). Dread-locks appear to grow longer and faster, but the growth cycle is not altered by the locking process. It "grows" long because the lock retains hair that would normally be shed.

  16. QUESTION:
    Need ideas & advice on African Hair styles & care?
    My daughter is from Ethiopia, with softish, fine, reasonably tight curls. I would love for anyone to provide info on any free websites with instructions or own ideas on styles that would suit. I am only a beginner at braids, but can do basic cornrows.

    Would like to keep her hair looking great with products that are as natural as possible. Have been using olive oil and Dove brand shampoo and conditioner.

    Any advice will be most appreciated.
    BTW My daughter is only 3 1/2 years at the moment. Not sure if this helps. Will her hair change texture as she gets older - become more coarse or stay the same? She is adopted, so this is a bit new for me.

    • ANSWER:
      for now, maybe braids are best. but if you need help, go to naturallycurly.com . It's an awesome website for people with curly or textured hair!

  17. QUESTION:
    How do the African hair stylist braid ?
    really short hair with the help of synthetic hair? How the heck do they braid the hair with the really short hair? Every braiding style they o is absolutely gorgeous!! I need tips. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Honestly it takes practice. I've been braiding hair for more than 7 years and I'm at a point were... If I can pinch it I can braid it. But to answer your question as a general rule the shorter the hair is the smaller the braids will have to be. Be sure to practice using the very tips of your fingers when braiding, not the pads of your finger tips. And most importantly you have to kinda fold the strands of hair when braiding short hair keeping the braid flat... don't rope the hair if you do the braid will slide right out.

  18. QUESTION:
    Why are african hair styling not accepted my peers?
    Why don't middle and lower class have a problem with african hair styles? Why don't our men enjoy the beauty of african hair? We are born with it why can't we keep it healthy and clean and be accepted? Why can't I find a job with my afro and braids? Why do some Black Educators phohibit african hair styles while training?

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately, we've been conditioned to believe that there is only one standard of beauty in our society. We're constantly bombarded with that image. That is why our men tend to adore the long and straighter hair styles. That is also why you may have a harder time getting a job and your friends may not like your choice of hairstyle. The good news is that people are becoming more accepting of different hairstyles and it is not uncommon to see a natural sista in corporate America or any other place. Keep rocking your hair the way YOU like it and the more people see it, the more they will HAVE to get used to it!
      Be blessed...

  19. QUESTION:
    Is it common for African hair salons to use colored synthetic hair in their salons?
    Or is it just those select few hair salons?
    I want to get my hair braided in the box braid style, and I want synthetic, colored extentions braided in. Is it common for African hair salons to use synthetic hair extentions, or should I search for a place that does specifically that in the Oakland area?

    • ANSWER:
      Some African-American salons only cater to natural hairstyles, while most do offer a variety like relaxing, perming and braiding. Just make a phone call! Also, check to see if there's a cosmetology school in your area. They have the latest trends in hairstyling and they're usually MUCH cheaper because the stylists are students. And they're usually supervised.

  20. QUESTION:
    Hair styles for natural african american hair?
    I have natural hair and i have done every hairstyle i have seen and can think of. I've done braids, puffs, curls, and other things and i have no idea what else to do. i don't even foul with trying to straighten it because it just won't last. does anyone have any idea what other style i can do?

    • ANSWER:
      African American hair has plenty of body (which is gorgeous)
      Don't use the hair straightner, although you can go to a hairdresser and try a thing called blowdrying straight. It works with most hair textures and lasts long. Costs about 20-40 dollars AU.

      You could try the side ponytail
      http://www.dailymakeover.com/appImages/galleryImages/all_womens_looks/Nicole_Fiscella+Oct_30_2008.jpg

      Here are some more pictures
      http://www.blackhairmedia.com/hairstyles/curls/

  21. QUESTION:
    African Hair Braiding On Me?
    Hia, Would this style look right on me? ( Please view photos, before you conclude )

    Style - http://www.hairstyleschat.com/images/hair-braid-styles.jpg

    Me - http://s738.photobucket.com/albums/xx26/zebookofshadows/?action=view&current=170808.jpg

    Best Answer 10 points xxx
    I've straightened it and curled it before, i want a NEW look

    • ANSWER:
      maybe in Blonde.

      *edit*
      Do thicker ones don't do it that thin. Maybe add another colour with it like light pink.

  22. QUESTION:
    Can you rec any good websites to see pictures of (african american) braid styles, micros etc., especially hair
    Micros (micro braids) are the braids you probably see many african american women/girls wearing. Like this: http://www.lelasbraiding.com/images/micr...

    • ANSWER:
      http://hair.lovetoknow.com/Pictures_of_Black_Braid_Hair_Styles
      http://beauty.ivillage.com/hair/cutsstyling/topics/0,,4t9j,00.html

  23. QUESTION:
    Retro hairstyle for African American girls with short hair?
    Ok I am goin retro and I just wanted to kno wat style for african American hair fits in this cantagory.... My hair is not that short it comes below my cheeks and it can be put in braids but wat else hair styles do u kno of? Btw I'm 13 and I luv dis look lol ;)

    • ANSWER:
      old school salt n pepa TBOZ cut

  24. QUESTION:
    What is the best African American braid style to get for caucasian hair?
    I am going on vacation soon and would like to get AA braids so I don't have to worry about my hair. I am part polynesian so my hair isn't quite like AA but I think it's close. So what kind of braids would stay for 2 weeks and not look frizzy?

    • ANSWER:
      I THINK YOU SHOULD GET MICGROWS BUT IT DEPENDS ON HOW LONG YOU WANNA KEEP IT IN.

  25. QUESTION:
    Are there any african american braided styles?
    im getting my hair braided and i cant think of any ideas for the new styles its always to the side and i dont like the layers look on me so do u guys have any ideas?

    *please list more than one idea if possipal.*
    please and thanx!

    • ANSWER:

  26. QUESTION:
    TYPES OF HAIR STYLES FOR SPRING BREAK.... LONG HAIR?(BRAIDS/MICROS)?
    im african american and i have very long hair, im need ing hairtyles styles for spring break. i want micro braids, but im scared the length of my hair is gonna affect the look of the hairstyle? help please!!

    • ANSWER:
      no, do micros, it would be really pretty!!
      answer mine?http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=ArlSNyNqVVVQDVO_riz9jL7sy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090210183336AA1NMjF

  27. QUESTION:
    Can someone give me some(at least all of them?)AFRICAN American hair styles in weave?
    Okay, what i'm talking about is such hair styles like :

    The jeanie/ barbie doll ponytail
    Kinky Braids, etc...

    Some names I know, but I just want them named because I want to see pictures of them, and sometimes the name of the style isn't REALLY the name, it's just a nickname, catch my drift?

    • ANSWER:

  28. QUESTION:
    I am an expert hair braider and just moved to LA. How do I start work as no salons seem to be hiring braiders?
    I have been making micro corn rows, twists, rasta-twists and micro individual braids for 10 years. I see people including celebrities on T.V every day with poorly braided hair and it just grieves my styling instincts. I braid real fast also and my fees are very good. How is it though that people are not interested in salon quality braids and seem to prefer the nappy home options that fuzz over in no time? I am always being asked where I make mine, and even though I tell then I did, it's either they don't believe me, or assume it'll cost a whole lot. It is a good investment though as it saves you a lot of time in the morning and I keep mine for up to 3 months each time. If you know anyone ready to look properly coiffed African braid style, do let me know.

    • ANSWER:
      Congratulations on your move . Hope everything works out for you . Go to ALL shops with a perfect resume ,and this includes pictures . Buy business cards and leave them at bridal shops , or hand them out when your at a restaurant or coffee shop . Braiding is the one art of styling that i couldn't ace . I am so envious , but I sincerely wish you all the best . Don't give up , even if you have to take a job that doesn't involve hair , this way you can get fellow employees and patrons to come to you , even if you got to their house .. Again , God Bless you on your new adventure and many many happy clients to you !!!!!!

  29. QUESTION:
    Poinytails and braids and hair styles for frizzy hair?
    ok i need good hairstyles for my hair my hair is frizzy and thick and i am not african american

    • ANSWER:
      go to the barbers and get him to cut it all off.
      (you could start a new fashion!)

      knv

  30. QUESTION:
    what are some quick and easy styles for african american relaxed hair?
    i need some styles for african american relaxed hair....can be quick and easy or long and hard....something that will last long or something that last for a day anything....

    nd dnt say braids or ponytails...thankz

    • ANSWER:
      blackhairmedia.com

  31. QUESTION:
    What braided styles & Hair accesories would be good for a 12 yr.old African-American girl ??

    • ANSWER:
      well being african-american myself i would suggest getting her hair braided. Whether she just wants a couple of cornrows or a head full of singles. Braids in my opinion might be your best bet. First, find a good place to get her hair done if u don't know how to yourself.Just remember the more braids and the smaller they are the more money you'll have to pay. Once they're done the main things to remember are that it needs to be washed every week or two then greased( i'd suggest Blue Magic,it's a grease brand) also when greasing the head start at the front side of head by the ear and grease to the back of head in between braids,and after that put her hair in a ponytail on top of her head if she got singles or if she got simple cornrows just throw a bandana on her head,(same after doing the ponytail with singles).Also if head is very sensitive after braiding then either boil some hot water and bend your head to where the steam can touch your head and moisten/loosen up the braids or get some hot water on a wash cloth ring it out and lay it on your head. if there's anything i forgot u can reach me at my email bajan_cutie112@yahoo.com

  32. QUESTION:
    Styles After Braids?!?! HELP!!!!!!?
    I've had my braids (tie zillions) for a little over a month. I have a lot of new growth and it's starting to get on my nerves. I need suggestions on a style (african american hair) that I can go to until I get my hair braided again in a week or two. Help!!!!!!!
    To other races who don't know any better......We do not have to wash our hair everyday like a lot of other races however we do wash our hair when we are suppose to. It's O.K. you learn something new everyday.

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe some cornrows or get all braided up and wear a wig. Or just wear it up in a ponytail if possible.When I would get my braids taken out my mom would cornrow the top of my head and let the rest of my hair hang out.

  33. QUESTION:
    What are some good hair styles for vacation besides braids?
    I am African American would like to swim.

    • ANSWER:
      Why don't you get a mullet like me..

      With the wind and the sun in it, it's an awesome sight to behold as it's about to set flight..

      <---------------------------------

  34. QUESTION:
    what kind of braids? I am looking for a specific type of african braiding...?
    I was wondering whats the type of african hair braiding called where the top is braided like corn rows, but the whole back is braided like singles or left frizzy or something? If you could also find pictures of this style wit men that would help too? thanks!

    • ANSWER:

  35. QUESTION:
    How to give African hair length, body, and luster? (10 POINTS)?
    Ok, I know moisture is the #1 thing to have, but how do I know which products are good? Can you recommend a few?

    Oh, and my hair is thinning out. Are there any ways to thicken it?

    And are there any other protective hair styles besides braids?? My hair is too short to braid, and I'm not getting twists.

    Are there foods I can eat to help?

    Please help!!

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some steps you can try, also here's a link with African American hair information.

      http://www.blackhairinformation.com/natural-hair/natural-hair-care-and-how-to-make-it-work-for-you/

      Wash your hair once a week at most. Washing hair more often can dry it out and cause breakage. Use lukewarm water and a shampoo with natural, gentle ingredients.
      2

      Condition hair every time you wash. Use a conditioner with moisture-rich natural ingredients such as olive oil or avocado.
      3

      Moisturize your hair with a light oil such as olive oil or coconut oil. Thick products like petroleum jelly can clog pores. Moisturize after washing or whenever hair feels dry.
      4

      Wear hair in protective styles such as braids, buns, ponytails, wigs or weaves. Protective styles prevent hair breakage due to over-manipulation from daily styling and keep ends of hair from rubbing against clothes.
      5

      Apply heat sparingly when styling. Use the lowest setting on curling and flat irons.
      6

      De-tangle your hair regularly to avoid knots, which can lead to breakage. Use a wide-tooth comb on dry hair.
      7

      Trim ends of hair every six to eight weeks to remove split ends and knots.
      8

      Wrap hair in a satin scarf to protect it while you sleep. Rubbing against a pillow can cause split ends.
      9

      Avoid harmful chemicals. Relaxers, color rinses and other commercial hair products can contain ingredients that damage the scalp and hair shaft. Select products with natural ingredients.

      Hope this helps :)

  36. QUESTION:
    Glamorous hair braiding styles?
    Hi,
    I am african and want to put my hair back into braids soon. Does anyone know of any sites where I can look through some galleries of styles?

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      http://fileserver.glam.com/glampress/beauty/slideshows/Sienna-Miller-Braided-Updo.jpg
      http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_RMM5j0PrdB0/SeSC_1ykI8I/AAAAAAAABHI/A8sGvFdygrY/s400/braids+hair+trend.jpg

  37. QUESTION:
    I'm wanting to get my hair braided & want to know what is the best style for african-american hair?
    I want a style that is versatile, won't pull or damage my own hair & what types of "hair" can be used for the braiding process? Help!

    • ANSWER:
      This depends on how much money you are willing to spend. If you have endless money, go to the best salon that you can find and get real hair.

      If you are strapped for money, then go with 'Yankee' hair. If you don't want your hair damaged or pulled, then simply ask the professional to braid it loose enough that it won't fall out, corn rows will be the lease damaging.

      Be sure they are using products for the braiding process such as gels, creams, and oils if you need them. Deeply condition before the process and if it is done good, you can leave it in for up to 2 months.

      Good luck. :)

  38. QUESTION:
    who does better weaves. african braid shops or hair salons?
    I want to get a sew in weave but I don't know if I should go to a real hair salon or an african braid shop. I figure that a hair salon stylist would understand what I want better than a hair braider considering africans only braid, not style. I know salons cost more but i would rather pay more money for a great weave than to pay less for a bad weave that would be worn for over a month....

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on the person working there and their experience.

  39. QUESTION:
    have realy curly hair,but not like gorgeous, tite african american hair. make a list of hair styles i can wear
    any ideas would help me a lot. i usually wear my hair in a bun or in a braid for a fast hair style. i need something that won't be too hard to do. plz don't recomend a perm or anything like that...i love curls. i just need to know how to wear them. just plain down, and up are getting a little old. i want like at least 10 hairstyles i can wear so that i don't feel like i'm repeating myself. thanks

    • ANSWER:
      hey girl i have super girly hair too Its not fun brushing my hair eirher but I deal I usaully but a clip in my hair or a bun with curls hanging down I know you probably done those 2 but hope I helped You!

  40. QUESTION:
    Do sew-in weave help grow hair in African American women?
    Looking for a maintenance free way to style my hair. Braids have always been my go to, but I'm finding out that my hair breaks more and more with each treatment. So I have yet to try a sew in weave, I have heard that they can help hair grow. Is that true?

    • ANSWER:
      You have to braid your hair to have a sew in weave put in, so expect as much breakage as you get when your hair is just braided. It doesn't "help" hair grow, but it will grow while it's in the braid. Just remember your hair is probably going to have some breakage when you take the weave out.

  41. QUESTION:
    How should I style my natural African hair?
    I'm 100% black (to my knowledge) with super coily hair and angular kinks closer to my scalp. What type of styles and hair care products would work best with this type of hair? I'm thinking of getting a break from braids and going natural for a good while.
    I'm a girl, by the way, and I don't wan't a seventy style fro or straightened hair.

    • ANSWER:
      The key is to work with your particular texture of hair, and don't spend time trying to make it form into patterns it won't. That's step #1. Get a good shampoo, I reccommend the Khoret Amen Sea Moss shampoo from Carol's Daughter (Carolsdaughter.com or google it). It does not dry the hair and leaves is rich and soft (you won't believe it the first time you try it.) Try other things from her line, because they are made for natural hair. Also, I reccommend a leave in conditioner, and also a good oil to leave in, such as Coconut oil. A good very cheap conditioner is Suave--the Coconut flavor. Do NOT use petroleum based oils, only natural oils such as coconut, jojoba, almond because these can be absorbed by your hair. No gel, as it dries and strips, unless you use IC Aloe gel with no alcohol.
      As for styling, just let it fly free. If it tends to be round, just make sure you pat it down so it's round. Healthy, shiny hair will be more important than the style so much. Just accentuate your natural beauty with beautiful flowers or pins, maybe consider herbal or henna coloring or even a cellophane rinse for added pizzazz. Remember; no alcohol products, no petroleum based products, and try to get products without Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (this is what causes shampoos and conditioners to foam; it is highly stripping and drying and your hair will be healthier without it.)

  42. QUESTION:
    what are some cute hair styles for an african american girl with medium long hair to do in just 30 minutes?
    what are some styles that i could do in just 30 minutes nothing involving braids i can't braid

    • ANSWER:
      High up pig tails with colourful ribbons.

  43. QUESTION:
    I am african american and I want my hair to grow over the summer, should I get braids?
    Different people have been telling me different things. Like one lady who specializes in braids said get braids of course, and another said get my regular hair cared for ever 2 weeks, but I work out a lot and my natural hair is not really my friend with all the constant washing. What do you guys think? Should I braid it or get my natural hair done only to wash it out shortly after? And if you think braids which style is best for working out?

    • ANSWER:
      Braids ! They really do grow your hair !

  44. QUESTION:
    African American hair Question: What kind of hair style should I get I was going to get Micro Braids but......?
    Now I'm not so what hair staless should i get that would stay up looking good for school.

    pictures would be nice (;
    haha okay i get perms.
    **styles**

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEj4-LG3b28&feature=channel

      Hey! I was going to get micros too but those things take to damn long so I'm just going to weave my hair =)
      Ok so that video i put up top is the hair I'm going to do. It looks good and natural and easy to take care of. Hope you like it & good luck!

  45. QUESTION:
    Pageant hair african american?
    my daughter is having a hair dillema. We are African American and do not put chemicals in our hair to keep it straight due to skin problems and hair loss.

    However, we have never seen an African American girl with natural (afro) or braided hair win a pageant. We are considering thin braids to get similar look to what other girls get. Also, it is summer so flat ironing and straightening combs won't work. She is still a kid (pre-teen) and wants to be able to have fun without worrying about sweating out her hair.

    So my question is, Has anyone see a girl with long braids, or other braided style win a pageant? Btw, this is a natural pageant.
    I like the ideas I have been given, but my question really is, have you seen any girls have success with braided hair. My kid has full African American Hair, and though it is shoulder length, it will shrink up to a one inch Afro when wet. it's braids or an afro puff without chemicals.

    • ANSWER:
      If her hair is long enough, micro braids will work great. With micros, it's easy to pull the hair back, or leave down, so she can have a few different styles. Leave out beads or any other adornment, so it will afford you the most options when it comes to styling and matching to clothes. I have seen girls with braids place in natural pageants, but not in glitz.

  46. QUESTION:
    African american boy hair styles?
    I'm pregnant with my first child a boy. I plan to let his hair grow out, off course I don't know what kind of hair he will have, but I think it'll get pretty long. my hair is very soft and curly and grows pretty fast his dads hair grows fast and is very thick and wavy. well anyway I just wanted to know if anyone had any suggestions on hair styles for a me? these are some that I thought off that are very common braids, one ponytail, two ponytails and two french braids to the back...any other suggestions?

    thanx ahead of time, & no negative answers please :)

    • ANSWER:
      BOX AFRO 100% like Tempa - t :D

  47. QUESTION:
    i have all single braids in my hair and i am african american i want diffrent ways to style it?
    what i mean is i want different ways to style my single braids other than wearing it down or in a ponytail. it goes a little bit past my shoulders. and the ends are not braided (you probably have seen this style of hair before) i can make the ends straight or curly. and i have this dark redish-brownish color in my hair right now and i have kinda like a purple streak in the front of my hair on both sides. i know the way i am describing it my sound bad but it looks really good. and im thinking of doing the same thing except with black and pink do you think it would look good?

    • ANSWER:
      try searching some styles here: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curly-hairstyles-pictures/index/

      i had those kinda braids my first year in college, like it's braided at the roots but it looks like just long hair from far away, right?

      anyway since the hair at the ends isn't braided, you can style it more like if you just had relaxed hair. search that website for ideas. You can even try Flat Twisting one side and leaving the other out. hmmm

      lol hope this helped and yeah i think black and pink would look good! i would like a more subtle pink though not like HOT pink haha

  48. QUESTION:
    I just got my hair braided & I want to style it emo style?
    My hair's braided african style (not cornrows) it falls down in long braids. I just got it down so there's know way I'm taking it out. The braids are long & healthy, so does anyone know I way I can style it a modern emo style? It's out there I know but does anyone have any ideas? I'm already going to dye it, but I just don't know how to style it.
    I open to any style
    I know braids aren't typically emo but I'm trying to think outside the box

    • ANSWER:
      Unless you want to cut your braids, there's really no option dear. Since "Emo" styles normally require lots of choppy layers and such.

  49. QUESTION:
    What are some girly braided hair styles!!!?
    I am african american and have very long thick hair and during the summer I keep it natural to give it a rest from all the heat I put on it during the school year ...i found that braids are easier to manage than a big puffy pony tail ....but im a really girly girl but plain corn rows to the back don't look very girly to me it looks more like a boy hair style beads and other little t things at the end of the braids look to childish ....so are there any girly cornrow styles or any other kind of of braids

    And no micros

    • ANSWER:

  50. QUESTION:
    natural hair styles that fall?
    what are some natural african hair styles that make your hair fall, instead of poof up like an afro? i've been thinking about doing a twist out, braid out, or bantu knots, but if i did that would it fall down or would it poof up? how can i make it fall down instead of poof up?

    • ANSWER:
      Braid it, it will definately fall down.


Of Hair Styles

Long Layered Hair Styles - How to Find Them Easily
Among different types of hair styles out there, long layered hair styles are one of the most beautiful and popular styles that will give you an elegant look.

Whether you have long straight or curly hair, layered hairstyles will transform your looks, because they are more attractive and stylish, and make you look great even when you haven't done anything to your hair.

So how can you find the perfect layered hair styles that will look great on you? Here are 3 ideas...

Idea #1: Search for Long Hair Styles in Google

There are thousands of quality websites out there that offer free galleries of stylish hair styles. You can simply check them out, find a hairstyle that you love, and then print it out and take it to your hairdresser.

A trip to your favorite search engine and searching for long hairstyles is guaranteed to help you find many websites where you can find elegant and stylish layered hair styles pictures.
That's what I personally do when I'm looking for a nice hairstyle and it always helps me find awesome ideas.

Idea #2: Search for Celebrity Pictures

Celebrity hair styles are usually top-rated because these people care about their looks very much, so they spend a lot of time on finding the perfect look and use the best hairstylists.

So you can use this fact to your advantage. So simply search for some female celebrities who usually have stylish hair in Google Images and you'll find a collection of good looking hair styles.

Some examples could be Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Jennifer Aniston, and so on.

Idea #3: Just Look at People Around You

Yes, we might not notice it very much, but everyone around us has a hair style, because everybody has hair, right?

So if you just pay a little attention to women you see through the day, in the street, in the bus, at the party, and even in your workplace, you will discover great-looking hairstyles easily.

This is a simple yet effective way to finding the perfect long layered hair style for you.

Good luck on finding your dream hairstyle!

Ladan Lashkari

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Want a haircut, post pictures of hair styles?
    I'm a girl and I love long hair, so the shortest I would go is to the middle of my upper arm or whatever, and I NEED side bangs. Any pictures are accepted! I have Brown hair and I do kinda like snooki's hair but I need more idea's! Thanks!

    http://twitter.com/#!/snooki/status/153623031229591553/photo/1 <-- The link for snooki's hair

    • ANSWER:

  2. QUESTION:
    What are some cute hair styles i can do without burning my hair?
    I straighten my hair everyday and curl it from time to time. I want to trim my hair and take care of it by not damaging it as much, but i dont want my hair to look bad though. What can i doto my hair? Any suggestions or styles ?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm guessing your hair is naturally wavy-ish?
      Keep it like that!!! If you think it's frizzy, put a little serum in it, but remember that the beachy, wavy, textured look is in right now! Tie it in a cute pony or put it up in a bun if you're having a bad hair day. Braids are also super-cute. And you can just leave it down too.
      Good luck!

  3. QUESTION:
    What are some pretty hair styles for long hair?
    I just started high school and want to know some new hair styles I can do for my hair, but all of my searches on the internet result in salon-style makeovers. My hair is a little longer than 2 feet, meaning it is pretty long and it is thick. Thanks for the help!
    PS I do braids, ponytails, fish tail braids, buns, and keep my hair down as some regular hair styles.

    • ANSWER:
      wavey

  4. QUESTION:
    What different hair styles can I do with straight hair?
    I have straight hair and I'm tired of just having one kind of style please help me try to do different styles with my hair:). Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Do you have a face photo?
      Just upload it here and try a lot of cool hairstyles online:
      http://imagehairstyler.appspot.com/

  5. QUESTION:
    What are good hair styles for people with thin hair?
    I have very thin hair and my hair is long...mid back. I've noticed that my hair looks thinner when it is longer. The only reason I don't cut it short is because I hate short hair and it makes my round face look fatter.

    Do you know of any cute hair cut styles I can try?

    • ANSWER:
      Hair that is really thin is difficult to wear long, particularly if it is so thin that even a braid looks small. If you want to keep it long, you should probably wear it up almost all of the time, make sure you never brush it wet, and save wearing it down for special occasions. Layers may just make it look thinner; you'll have even less hair. But you really should consider a shorter cut for a more mature and sophisticated look that is easier to maintain with your hair type.

      Consider a blunt cut just above your shoulders. It's not truly short, but by getting the hair off of your shoulders it will swing and move and give the illusion of being both longer and thicker.

  6. QUESTION:
    What are some good hair styles for an asian surfer like me, any pictures?
    What are some good hair styles for an asian surfer like me, any pictures?
    What are some good hair styles for an asian like me, any pictures?
    I am wanting to try some new hair styles this summer. Nothing crazy or emo. If you have links of pictures give me the link.

    • ANSWER:
      does it matter. your a surfer right? meaning your hair gets messed up every time you surf.

      I'm a girl and i couldn't care less about how my hair looks. My first class of the day at school is surf, so everyday i go to school with just about dreads.

  7. QUESTION:
    What are some god hair styles? My hair is a little longer than shoulder length, and it is dark brown?
    Yeah, my hair is a little longer than shoulder length... I an currently only putting it in a high ponytail and that style with your hair down and the bump with your bangs... I am just getting bored of those 2 styles and I want something new. Got any suggestions??
    I also do leave it down sometimes... so please don't suggest leaving it down.
    Also, I am 13 years old.. ( in grade 8 )
    By the way,, My hair is naturally straight.. very straight...

    • ANSWER:
      pigtail braids
      curly
      beach waves
      messy bun
      scrunched
      half ponytail
      side low ponytail
      a little braid with your bangs pinned back
      straight and down with cute headband

      hope i helped:)

      here i will add this:)

      http://www.seventeen.com/hair-skin-makeup/hair-ideas/

  8. QUESTION:
    What are some good hair styles to hide wide cheekbones?
    I have very wide cheekbones, and a slightly rounded forehead and chin. The cheekbones are too defined for me to be oval - shaped.

    I also have a short forehead.

    What are some good hair cuts / styles to minimize these shortcomings of my appearance?

    • ANSWER:
      try some of these different hairstyles for something new!
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQJPIGRZyVo
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6to5rbbaT8
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXKaPcjYCfA
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82dTiOU-DNw

      Hope I helped!

  9. QUESTION:
    What are some cute hair styles I can do besides headbands and flower clips?
    I have super thick, shiny hair that is very long (just above my waist) and it is naturally straight but can get wavy. I have lots of layers and my hair doesn't get frizzy, puffy, greasy or anything like that. What are some cute hair styles I can do besides headbands or flower/bow clips? I want an idea of what to do with regular bobby pins without having to damage my hair by curling or straitening it. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Do a front bump.

  10. QUESTION:
    How do I find pictures of braided hair styles?
    I have medium-long hair, and am caucasian, and wanted to see pictures of different styles of braided hair.

    • ANSWER:
      Hey Frreddi,
      Check out these websites. some of them give info on braided hair.
      http://www.bosshairstyles.com/article.braid-hair.htm
      http://hair.lovetoknow.com/Braid_Hair_Styles
      http://dcwblogs.com/beauty/media/french-braid1.jpg
      http://www.vintageamore.com/1/images/jessica.jpg
      http://hair-long.blogspot.com/2007/07/how-to-french-braid-hair-description.html
      http://www.pandoraslocks.com/pictures/crown/French_Crown.jpg
      http://www.whowhatweardaily.com/website/admin/uploads/Braids.jpg
      I tried to find all the different kinds of braids but there may be more. You can try to google it. Hope this helps.

  11. QUESTION:
    What hair styles should I try for school?
    My hair is thick, comes to my my underarms, is in layers and I'm brunette. I have a side fringe. I can't curl it or straighten it in the morning because I don't have time. It is naturally wavy. What different types of hair styles could I have for the summer term (Starting tomorrow)? I have quite a few clp if flowers that I can put in my hair that are all in different colours. My skin tone is pale, but you can sometimes see a bit of a tan hint in it.

    • ANSWER:
      High ponytail
      pig tails
      side braid
      messy bun
      side bun
      side pony tail
      two braided pig tails
      french braid
      scrunch your hair
      seventeen.com might can help!
      you could wear your hair natural but curl a few pieces.hairspray and tie back your bangs.WALLAH!!haha.:) good luck!

  12. QUESTION:
    What are some good hair styles for me to wear that are cute and flirty?
    I'm looking for some cute easy hair styles that I can do by myself when I'm going out to school or to church or the mall or anywhere really, my hair is always either in a ponytail or down and I'm looking for some new things that are cute....Does anyone know of websites with easy step by step instructions with pictures so I know what what I"m doing looks like? Anything?

    • ANSWER:
      Bring back the Dorothy Hamill bob! It'll work, honest.

  13. QUESTION:
    What hair styles would go good with goggles?
    So I really want a pair of goggles, I think they look pretty cool. My question is, what hair styles can I sport with them that wouldn't look too bad. I always see pics of girls with goggles and short hair, and can't imagine my current cut looking good with them. I don't wanna go short, so do you have any suggestions? thank you!
    oh, and if you have pictures of what you mean, that would be awesome. If not that's ok too.

    • ANSWER:
      try some of these different hairstyles for something new!
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXKaPcjYCfA
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82dTiOU-DNw
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FafB_xgEjqc
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0GWmbVnExk

      Hope I helped!

  14. QUESTION:
    What other types of hair styles are there other than straight and curly?
    I have straight hair that is a tiny bit wavy. My hair looks best when it is down. I have straightened my hair before and I like it. I recently curled my hair and I loved it, so did a lot of other people. what other types of hair styles are there? That I could do at home?

    • ANSWER:

  15. QUESTION:
    What hair styles can I do without using heat?
    My hair feels like its getting damaged because of the heat I use on it. Any cute hair styles without using heat?

    • ANSWER:

  16. QUESTION:
    What kind of hair styles are there with men with curly hair?
    I have curly hair and I'm 20 years old. My hair is pretty long, maybe about 2 inches. Is there any kinds of perms or special hair styles to make my curls smaller or bigger?

    • ANSWER:
      i love curly hair on guys.
      hmmm google cristiano ronaldo (footballer), he has curly hair and has really good hairstyles.

  17. QUESTION:
    What are some good hair styles for an asian like me, any pictures?
    What are some good hair styles for an asian surfer like me, any pictures?
    I am wanting to try some new hair styles this summer. Nothing crazy or emo. I am thinking of doing the surfer or skater look since I love to surf but I don't have blonde hair. If you have links of pictures give me the link.

    • ANSWER:
      this is cute
      http://www.hairfinder.com/celebrityhair/kate-hudson.jpg
      so is this
      http://photos.ivillage.com/images/photos/resize/gurl_Hairstyles_1177865120276_227709D.jpg

  18. QUESTION:
    What kind of clothes and hair styles look good on me?
    I'm 13, weigh 250, I'm 5'7" &1/2, fair skin, blue eyes, sandy blonde hair, and an oval face. I want to know what clothes and hair styles look good on me and colors. Thanks for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      You are 13 and weigh 250 pounds. you should think about going on a diet and losing some weight for health reasons. then you can go and get a cool new wardrobe

  19. QUESTION:
    What are some good short hair styles for guys?
    I have short hair but the hair strands are kind of short so even if I let it grow it kind of grows out and gets messy and wavy and curly rather than grow downwards, and because my hair strands are short it's so difficult to straighten it!

    Any ideas on some good hair styles for guys with short hair or even a way that I could possibly let my hair grow a bit more? I'm open to any ideas!

    Thanks a lot in advance!
    Milica - I don't have red/orange hair!

    • ANSWER:
      It is not exactly clear how short your hair is at present or how wavy/curly or the present style. A barber with a good aesthetic sense can usually design a regular layer/taper cut or one of the short pomp(pompadour) styles-crew cut, ivy league(long crew cut), flat top crew cut- to fully suit most fifteen year old guy's head shape, face and neck shape, frontal hairline and facial features. Start with a longer style and then if you want a shorter style, try it next haircut. The way to grow out a short style is to go for a slightly longer short style each haircut. Assuming an average rate of hair growth of 1/8" per week and haircuts at three week intervals: short crew cut, medium crew cut, short ivy league, ivy league, long ivy league, short regular taper cut, regular taper cut etc. While at crew cut and ivy league length, a control wax will keep the hair on top looking well groomed.
      short crew cut:
      http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/dfbf10e504bce8a1_large
      medium crew cut:
      http://books.google.com/books?id=x0EEAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PP1&rview=1&pg=PA44#v=onepage&q&f=false
      http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/ae218215599f9a96_large
      ivy league(long crew cut):
      http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/d2e97250e0614ff6_large
      regular layer/taper cut:
      http://i54.tinypic.com/1445gn5.jpg
      http://i53.tinypic.com/2cr0ihh.jpg
      http://books.google.com/books?id=SyvUJSdj4aAC&lpg=PA1&pg=PA7#v=onepage&q&f=false
      Search the internet for images of soccer star Lukas Podolski for numerous examples of the ivy league and crew cut style. A minute dab of control wax will keep the hair looking well groomed at crew cut and ivy league length. I prefer krew comb, jar variety. A butch comb also helps- the small, flat, plastic, oval, pocket brushes that one finger fits through and barbers sell for about a dollar.
      http://i55.tinypic.com/xf83tc.jpg
      http://i52.tinypic.com/f10bon.jpg
      The answer at the following link will further explain the short styles:
      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylv=3?qid=20110525181053AAdzyeS
      Good Luck!

  20. QUESTION:
    What are some cute hair styles for school?
    Well i have hair just below the bottom of my shoulder blades and its feathered at the ends.I also have bangs to my cheek bone and layers around my face. It natually parts to the left side. I dont want it in a ponytail cause i put it in a low side one all the time. So any tips or styles. thanks :)
    OH and it is natually straight and does not stay curled for more that 10 min.

    • ANSWER:
      if your looking for a cute hairstyle to try out these tutorials. they are awesome. ;D
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqp6nCXmGCQ
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb6bddlsHrI

      love,
      B.

  21. QUESTION:
    What are good hair styles for guys with 1 inch of hair?
    Ok, I'm in the JROTC program at my school and our hair has to be under 1 and a half inches long. We are allowed to style it and color it natural colors, so I need help on finding cool hair styles to style my hair. Any websites, ideas, links to pictures, anything would be nice. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Your instructor is not following the rules which call for the same grooming standards as for that branch of the service. Even for Marine Jrotc, the grooming standards are up to 3" on top tapered to zero length(1mm) at the nape and at the very edge of the hairline around the ear arches. Sideburns cannot extend past the top of the ear orifice and individual sideburn hairs cannot be longer than 1/8"= #1 length, and the style must be conservative and not faddish or eccentric. In any event if you want to stay within those unofficial grooming standards, try one of the short pomp styles-crew cut, ivy league(long crew cut), flat top crew cut. A good barber can design any of these to fully suit any young guy's head shape, face and neck shape, frontal hairline and facial features. This is definitely not the case with a butch cut, currently referred to by some as a buzz cut.
      ivy league(long crew cut):
      http://h.imagehost.org/0168/Kid_with_a_Coke_Zero_Large.jpg
      http://a.imagehost.org/0785/Ivy_League_Blonde_Large.jpg
      http://i.imagehost.org/0503/ilmatt07.jpg
      Some barbers describe an ivy league as a crew cut just long enough to be parted and combed to the side, if so desired. An ivy league can also be worn with the hair brushed up off the forehead to form the short pomp front, or with the short bangs brushed down on the forehead like a forward brush cut.
      crew cut:
      http://i.imagehost.org/0220/standardcrewcutfkhs61la.jpg
      http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/4bf83981a7adea64_large
      Essential Barbering Knowledge:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Crew_cut#Clippers.2C_Blades_and_Guards
      Basic Short Cuts:
      http://i.imagehost.org/0254/fpssb1321332m803fef7jc6.jpg
      http://i.imagehost.org/0809/fpssb1341352m1aef5e4mt9.jpg
      http://i.imagehost.org/0627/70735ed866cf5qa3.jpg
      http://www.yalealumnimagazine.com/issues/02_04/old_yale.html
      Grooming any of the short pomp styles- crew cut, ivy league, flat top crew cut- is basically the same and takes about a minute or two.
      1) Towel dry hair.
      2) Barely dip fingertips in jar of wax.
      3)Transfer wax to palms.
      4) Smooth palms over hair.
      5)Brush hair off forehead to form short pomp front.
      Whichever style you decide on, be sure to take a photo to help describe the desired haircut to the barber or stylist.
      Good Luck!

  22. QUESTION:
    What kind of styles can I do with my curly hair?
    I have shoulder length blonde curly hair and there isn't many hair styles with curly hair that is cute. Straightening my hair takes hours and I want some natural cute hairstyles. I'm 20 years old I need something of my age. I like the hair bands the girls wear now but I've noticed they all have straight hair, How would I wear those and any other ideas would be good too! HELP! Please

    • ANSWER:
      Hey, I have naturally curly hair as well, but mine is almost to my hips. Mine takes hours to flat iron as well! These are the styles that I do when it's natural:

      1) Wear it out and loose, parted on the side
      2) Wear it loose with a spikey hairband on (the kind that come in a circle shape and clip together on the ends. They're zigzag shaped and spikey) It gives a nice look i the front like several little parts.
      3)Wear it in a ponytail, part it on the side kind of "cowlicked" to my forehead and gelled down. (Know what I mean??)
      4)Wear it in a ponytail to the side and twist the hair in several twists with rubberbands on the ends. People LOVE that when they see it!
      5)Wear it in a loose bun with curls sticking from the top.

      You are right, with curly hair, there are not many options for our hair, especially since it can be very fragile. The fragility is what makes me afraid to try too many things with it.

      There's a website called naturallycurly.com and it's for people with hair like us! It's a great source. I love it there!

  23. QUESTION:
    Where can I get pics of diffrent spiky hair styles for men?
    I like spiking up my hair but I do the same style everyday. Are there any websites that show pictures of diffrent spiked hair styles? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      This site has all styles

      www.menshairstyles.net

  24. QUESTION:
    What are some rocker hair styles for black men?
    I researched pictures of lenny kravitz. He straightened his hair and that was the closest ive seen to what im looking for. But that is still far off!! Does anyone know or seen any african-american guys who have rocker types hair styles? I dont want it to be too far out their, i just want it to look good because it has potential to look very bad.

    • ANSWER:
      Try the links below:

      Good luck! ;)

  25. QUESTION:
    What website can i try different hair styles and colors on?
    i want to put my face in different colors and styles of hair. do you have any websites that are free?

    • ANSWER:
      taaz.com
      I use it all the time to try different hair styles on(: Its so fun(: You can even do your makeup and change your eyecolor. give it a try!
      Hope i helped :D

  26. QUESTION:
    Where can I go to try different hair styles on an uploaded picture of myself?
    I would like to try different scene hair styles on myself to see if I'd like them. Can you suggest a place where I can do so, for free?

    • ANSWER:

  27. QUESTION:
    Any site or program to try different hair styles for men?
    I need something where you can upload a picture of yourself and try on different hair styles. I looked at some websites but you have to pay. Is there anything free?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.stellure.com/

      http://www.taaz.com/

      http://www.humanhairstyler.com/FreeHairStyler.php#hairstlyles_upload_how

  28. QUESTION:
    What are some super cute easy and hot hair styles for school?
    Ive asked this question before but i havnt found the answer i was looking for... I want some cute hair styles like french braids and buns and pony tails and stuff like that so please help cause im tired of going to school with my hair down so please give me some really CUTE EASY HOT hair styles for school thankyou alot :) ♥♣♥
    -muffin

    • ANSWER:
      -you can put your hair up into a high ponytail, then braid it. after that, loosen/ mess up the braid a little with your fingers by pulling it apart to make it thicker and not be so polished. then just wrap it around into a bun and secure with bobby pins.

      -2 waterfall braids kinda like this..
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IokBLLiqVUM

      or a bun like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67eSgJ95nD4&feature=channel_video_title

      hope that gave you some new ideas!

  29. QUESTION:
    What are some cute hair styles for both curly and straighten short hairs?
    Tell me the some hair styles for both curly and straighten short hairs which look pretty and cute.. And also mention some of the procedures to make curly hair to straighten

    • ANSWER:
      Make sure your face shape will suit a short cut. If, for example, you have a long face, you’ll want to stay away from a long straight style. If your jaw line is quite defined and large, it’s best to stay away from a bulky curly hairstyle that just focuses more attention on that area. A short curly hairstyle always looks fabulous with the right makeup. You don’t have to wear a lot of makeup, but just enough to add some color and accents to complement your new cut. Eyebrows are a must. Make sure your brows are nicely shaped. If your brows are fine, you may want to add a darker shadow across the brow hairs for added definition and to draw attention you your eyes.

  30. QUESTION:
    What are some cute hair styles I can do with bobby pins?
    I don't like wearing my hair up, but sometimes its nice to do something different. I am looking for styles I can do with just like the front pieces of my hair and using bobby pins. I need things that are easy because I am not the best hair person (I had to get my hair flat ironed in a salon once because I didn't know how to do it). If possible please include pictures and a detailed "how-to". Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      The supermodel poof!
      http://www.metacafe.com/watch/763507/io_beauty_how_to_create_the_super_model_poof_hairstyle/
      pictures:
      http://www.americanidol.com/style/i/top6/20060427_kellie.jpg
      http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/MMPH/C55975~Lindsay-Lohan-Posters.jpg
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/slink/images/146x146/hb/partyhair-long_1.jpg

      The lovely hippie:
      take a small section of hair from above your ears and twist towards the back of your hair & do the same on opposite side. pin them together in the back. (you can also braid them instead of twisting.)
      picture:
      http://www.dreamweaverbraiding.com/images/braids/eowyn/eowyn06.jpg

      The messy bun:
      pull your hair back to the back of your head in the middle of your head.
      http://www.virtualhaircare.com.au/images/Drawings/bunroll1.gif
      twist gently (link above) until hair starts to roll into a circle. Tuck the end of your hair into the bun securing with a bobby pin. DO NOT LET GO! continue securing with bobby pins by diving into the hair under the bun, capturing some hair from the bun in an upward continuous spiral and going back under the bun, finishing by inserting bobby pin fully inside the bun so that the force of the bobby pin is pushing toward your head but at the same time not putting too much pressure. Repeat this step until bun is secure.
      picture:
      http://www.salondaily.com/image/us/trends/fashion/nicholson_2.jpg

      The halfway updo:
      take your thumbs and place them above your ears, then slide thumbs through hair. when thumbs meet, separate top hair (keep in hands) from bottom part of hair. brush top part of hair and flatten any lumps, keeping hair comfortably resting behind your head. Use one bobby pin to secure one side, then secure one coming from other side. (note: If you are using too much hair, then pick up the hair going from above ears to the top of your head - pulling to the back.)
      picture:
      http://www.berroco.com/images/books_157-199/180/180_barrette_lg.jpg
      http://www.nzgirl.co.nz/images/articles/story/snslk_celebhair_feb16_02_ad.jpg

      cute barettes for this hairstyle:
      http://www.fairyjewels.com/barrette2.jpg
      http://www.michellesvintagejewelry.com/images/225batched/hj121s.jpg
      http://www.adiscountbeauty.com/media/1newartdecoflowerbarrett.jpg

  31. QUESTION:
    Where can i find pictures of the 1940s hair styles?
    This year is all about the 1940's hair styles but does anyone know really good sites with pictures from the 1940's hairstyles? Thank You.

    • ANSWER:
      http://caseybrowndesigns.com/images/1940stutorial/1940stutorial_03.jpg

      http://farm1.static.flickr.com/167/448250696_2b4402da37.jpg?v=0

      http://www.beautifulhairstyles.com/movies/pictures/annmiller01.jpg

      http://www.1030kcee.com/images/Rita2.jpg

      http://www.1920s-to-1950s-fashion.com/images/1940s-hairstyles-02.jpg

      i hope these can help you, im intop vintage too! 20s-50s are my kind if thing

  32. QUESTION:
    What are some really cute hair styles for a bigger chick?
    I have a Chelsea hair cut right now.. You know, where it's semi long in the front and spiked in the back? Well, the spikes have grown out, and I kinda have one of the bell styles right now. I'm looking for something different though.. Some that suites my bigger frame, but not too short.

    • ANSWER:

  33. QUESTION:
    Know any new hot hair styles for the upcoming season?
    I always wanted straight bangs, but I have curly-way hair and I always wanted to get blonde/light brown highlights.

    But what are the new hair styles for summer? Anyone have any pics of different dos for long curly hair?

    • ANSWER:
      http://slides.shoppinglifestyle.com/gallery/2008/11/11.1_CatherineZetaJones.jpg
      http://mylt.ltcdn.com/files/images/hts-300x407-millajovovitch.jpg
      http://i.ivillage.com/LS/Slideshows/Seduction_101/LS_scarletJohanson_325.jpg
      http://www2.chinadaily.com.cn/showbiz/images/attachement/jpg/site1/20081230/00221917dec40ac3babf14.jpg
      http://www.javno.com/slike/slike_3/r2/g2008/m01/x80161388580995093_0.jpg
      use hair acceries, try updoes with wispy bits coming down, have a fringe cut, beachy waves and the bed-head look are in, as is 50's glamour curls, like scarlet johanson
      hope this helped.

  34. QUESTION:
    Where can I find different Taiwanese hair styles?
    Recently I've been trying to go for a more fobby hair cut look. Where can I find picture of taiwanese hair styles for men? I've only been able to find korean and japanese hair styles..

    • ANSWER:
      uhm.
      guys in taiwan [the fobby ones] usually just have korean or japanese haircuts.
      try looking at those asian boy bands/celebrities to give you a clue like
      jay chou or super junior

      or if you want to look REALLY fobby, get a bowl cut

  35. QUESTION:
    Please help; BALD photo effect; I want to take the hair off my head to test different hair styles?
    There's this site where I look at different hair styles and attach them to my head, but my actual hair gets in the way of getting the full effect.

    I want some kind of online effect wizard to take the hair off my head (:

    Thankkks!

    • ANSWER:
      I have photoshop so that would be the way I would do it... But I can say you should try to pull your hair slicked back and use a photo like that on a website of some kind, like the one you were using.

  36. QUESTION:
    What are some good medium length hair styles for teens?
    My hair is pretty fine, and does not hold a curl easily so I need STRAIGHT styles. Right now, my hair is about half an inch to an inch past the top my shoulders, but I have pretty bad split ends so I will probably loose some length when I get my haircut in a couple weeks. I want a hairstyle that will work for fine, straight hair that is just above the shoulder or longer. I don't like bangs because they get in the way too much, but other than that I'm open to anything that does not take a lot of products or time to maintain. Pictures would be awesome!

    Also, I'm 16 and a junior in high school, and I'm going to dye my hair back to it's natural blonde or something close after i get the cut.
    Also, I am not interested so much in the emo/scene hairstyles. I'd rather have a style that's a bit softer and sweeter.

    • ANSWER:
      you can always just try something suttle, like layered hair.
      you dont have to get bangs and it adds some pizaz to your hair =)
      hope it helped.
      good luck with your hair.

  37. QUESTION:
    Where can I download hair styles for toddlers on The Sims 2?
    I really want to find downloads for curly short hair for boys on The Sims 2 or even any new hair-do's for toddlers. I'm so tired of the boring styles.

    • ANSWER:
      well... try this site:

      http://www.raonsims.com/main/main.php

      it has really cool looking hairs...but you need to register. This place has barley any stuffs, but has cool hairs. Just pick a male or female, and click on the hair styles, and pick a download; toddler, child, or adult. modthesims2 is also a great site and you also need to register.

  38. QUESTION:
    What are fun knew hair styles i could have for the knew year?
    I have long brown hair that reaches like the middle of my boob (pretty long) and side bangs. Its really straight so what are some fun styles i could try i ussualy wear it down but im going into HS so i thought it was time for a little change.

    just tell me the style maybe put in a pic and say what i need for t and how long it takes

    THANKS!

    • ANSWER:
      knew =/= new.
      A picture would help, so we could see what flatters your face shape.
      Low side ponys are usually pretty cute, and they're popular now. You could also try curling it sometimes.

  39. QUESTION:
    What is a good website for finding cute hair styles?
    I am getting my hair cut next weekend and wanted to find some styles, I have long hair and I was thinking about getting some type of bangs.

    • ANSWER:
      try this it will help you find the one that compliments your face best.

      http://hairstyles.virtual-hairstyles.com/consultation.html

  40. QUESTION:
    Are there any websites with lots of different pictures of hair styles?
    I'm looking for a website with lots of pictures of hair styles cause I want a good pic to bring into the salon. Does anyone know of any good sites?

    • ANSWER:
      use windows live search, and search for hairstyles.

  41. QUESTION:
    What are some different hair styles for medium length hair?
    My hair is 100% naturally straight. medium brown, and my hair is maybe, 2-3 inches past my shoulders. I just got it cut, but now i don't know what to do with it. can someone give me some ideas for different hair styles for my length of hair? or even different lengths of hair. I wouldn't mind cutting my hair a little shorter. If you could also attach a picture of some hair styles, that would be awesome too =]

    • ANSWER:
      i' m emo and i love my hair here is a pic of me
      http://www.femaleemohaircuts.com/images/female-emo-hairstyle.jpg

      and here are some other people
      http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/view?back=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.search.yahoo.com%2Fsearch%2Fimages%3Fp%3Dhairstyels%26fr%3Dyfp-t-501%26toggle%3D1%26cop%3Dmss%26ei%3DUTF-8&w=80&h=96&imgurl=www.haircutstyle.net%2Fupload%2F2006%2F09%2Fwedding%2520hairstyels0.jpg&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.haircutstyle.net%2Fwedding-hairstyles&size=2.8kB&name=wedding+hairstye...&p=hairstyels&oid=7003df6535ab1f52&no=1&tt=19&sigr=11ee1al0s&sigi=11tpa1757&sigb=130b0048c

      GOOOD LUCK AND I KNOW IM UGLY FOR A 15 YEAR OLD

  42. QUESTION:
    What are some good hair styles for short hair?
    If someone has a sort of bob style hair cut, what are some ideas for styling it, or at least keeping it off the face? If it is too short to put in a pony tail what are some other styles....

    • ANSWER:
      mine is a grown-out Justin Bieber/ Mitchell Davis style, and i get millions of compliments.

  43. QUESTION:
    What are some good websites to look at for good hair cuts/styles?
    I'm a 24 year old brunette that is looking for a hot new hair cut. Everyone compliments me on my long straight hair, however, I'm more of a fan of the short and sexy styles with some highlites. I've had short hair before and its very easy to wash, take care of, and style. If anyone knows of any good websites to look at for hair styles/ cuts please send it my way! I'm due for new look! :) Thanks!!

    • ANSWER:
      Try

      http://www.matrix.com/find_your_hair_style/

      or

      http://www.thehairstyler.com/

      Good luck! :)

  44. QUESTION:
    What kind of hair styles can you do with short and curly hair?
    My hair is curly and it is up to my neck line and i dont know hair styles to do with it. please help

    • ANSWER:
      Simply allow your hair to air dry, then add your favorite anti-frizz gel, serum or cream to define the waves or curls. If you want more curl, use a round-barrel brush and blow dry smooth curls, or use a large-barreled curling iron for more bounce. For more tousled, wavy hair, come some of the curls out before adding serum or gel.

  45. QUESTION:
    Where to download extra hair styles and clothes for the sims 3 for free ?
    when i'm searching in the sims 3 website i see alot of ppl uploaded different hair styles , which is not already the in game .. any website to download from ?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.modthesims.info/ (need membership, free)
      htttp://www.modthesims3.org/ (not complete though )
      www.peggyzone.com/ (need membership, some are free, some not)
      http://www.rosesims2.net/ (choose the sims 3 mods from there)
      usually after browse mods from the links above, you'll find more links

  46. QUESTION:
    What are some good web-sites for quick and easy hair styles for little girls?
    I need some web-sites that show cute, unique hair-styles that are simple and quick to do. I have 2 girls~~5 & 7~~and they both like to have their hair done for school.

    Please don't tell me to do french braids~~I can't stand them and they fall out of my daughters hair too easily.

    I appreciate links to web-sites that show how to do it as well as how the finished product looks.

    Please and thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      here

  47. QUESTION:
    What are some cool short hair styles for girls?
    I want to get my hair cut really short but I can't think of any good styles. I would love links and pictures if possible. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      There are tons of short styles, mine is short, and sassy as people say. It flips out on it's own but I am working toward an inverted cut, looks like you have long hair from the front but in the back it's short. I have worn my hair short for years now!! Have fun, cut just a little at a time, and you can always cut more but growing more is some work!!

  48. QUESTION:
    Good Sims2 downloads of good hair styles for both genders?
    I want to download both male and female hair styles off the sims 2 website but I can't be bothered searching through heaps and heaps. If you could please tell me what your favourite ones are, I would really appreciate it! Thanks!
    Um, thanks but I had spent ages searching through different sim hairstyles and barely liked any. All I was wondering was if people had a few specific ones that they themselves had downloaded and liked. I really didn't appreciate the rudeness, thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Let me see if i get this right

      You really want great custom hair.
      You took the time to Post that
      You however can not be Bothered to go HUNT for them yourself through the Sims sites out there. AND You are too lazy err wait i mean Can not be bothered to even SEARCH on here and see one of the MANY already Posted lists of links either.

      Yet you want us to take the time to go do all of it for you??
      Do i have that right??

      Again How old are you??

      I tell ya what i can not be bothered to repost the like 30 posts i have already answered to this same Question but if ya check out my list of answers that I have given you will have a HUGE list of places with great hair

      Best places to start
      The Booty
      YES Google
      THE BOOTY
      and the first link will give you a place to get All
      peggy Sims
      Rose Sims
      Raonjenas hair
      hair for FREE

      Check google for links to those sites as well as they have oodles of free too

      XM Sims
      Mod The Sims

      Sorry Honestly I can not go get you links right now i am busy with cooking for my birds so you are left to hav to be bothered with searching links :0)
      But heck i gave you the info to get like Every Sims pay item ever for free that is worth Something

      Happy Simming

      Oh life lesson after learning about respect and honoring your parents is
      In Life you get Nothing without a little work.
      Also Anything that comes rreally easy is not worth having and no where near as fun as if you had worked for it. :0)

  49. QUESTION:
    Is there a website that lets you upload your picture to view different hair styles?
    Anyone know of any website that lets you view different hair styles if you upload your picture?

    • ANSWER:
      www.makeoversolutions.com

  50. QUESTION:
    what kinds of facial hair styles do women find sexy and attractive?
    i was thinking about getting a facial hair style for the first time since im tired of the clean shaven look and i wanted to here womens opinions on wat are good styles or should i just stay clean shaven.thanks i really appreciate it.

    • ANSWER:


Black Hair Beauty

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It was a weekend when I met my cousin Jennifer; - I could not help but notice her hair. Jennifer used to have hay like hair after years of using chemicals, dyes and bleach on her hair but she now looked like a different person, she had hair that was healthy, thick, bouncy and healthy! I honestly thought she had just come out from a salon

I had to ask her where did you get your hair done?

She smiled I did not

Well then how and why is your hair like this? I asked

She told me that her hairdresser had given her an oil treatment-a deep oil treatment in which her then chemical damaged hair was soaked with an oil called Mira hair oil. She told me that she could not believe the effect Mira hair oil had on her hair, it went from dry hay like hair to soft silky hair from that single treatment. Amazed by its power, she bought a bottle for herself and used the oil just 3 times a week, it was now 2 months and she has never looked back and she swears by the oil

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The most important ingredient in this hair nurturer is virgin coconut oil combined with six herbs known to promote healthy and faster hair growth. This formula was apparently used by Kings of old in India to strengthen their hair and to grow it long

Mira hair oil is rich in essential oils and also rich in vitamin E, it is great for repairing the hair. The oil also contains vitamin A and Omega 6 fatty acids both of which help to moisturize and protect your hair. Mira hair oil is not just made of these basic herbs and oils, the magic lies in the way it is put together

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So whats the product like? The texture is not so greasy and to use it, all you have to do is take a little, apply it on the scalp and hair roots and that is it, you can also take a little rub it between your hands and smooth the end s of your hair to take away flyaways and split ends

Mira hair oil also helps to fill in the gaps on your hair shaft and will therefore even out all the damaged areas of your hair, increasing shine and volume...

And Mira hair oil can be used before blow drying and acts as a natural heat protector. I actually thought it would weight my hair down but it did not, rather the opposite happened and my hair felt soft and bouncy. I now see what the rave is all about this amazing product

Heres are simple ways to use Mira hair oil

The first step is to wash your hair and then towel dry it-now take a very little amount like a teaspoon and rub between your hands and coat the knotty parts of your hair, the oil will help detangle your hair. Rub the Mira hair oil between your hands and apply from the roots to the end of your hair this is for you if you have thin and fine hair.

You can also use the hair if you wear braids or dont wash your hair often, it is also great to use before using a relaxer, simply apply to the scalp, allow it to sit in and proceed from there

And if you use heating tools, you will want to use Mira hair oil before and after it, heat damages hair but Mira hair oil will help prevent damage before and after the treatment

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    New job in Salesman in black beauty shop selling hair products. How can i talk to customers in first day job?
    New job in Salesman in black beauty shop selling hair products. How can i talk to customers in first day job?

    How to increase sales?
    I work for a black hair beauty shop, i am trying to find ways to increase sales in selling black hair products in my first day job. how can i get the customers to buy them when I am here to offer help and how to say it and what to say it.

    Many Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      You might want to brush up on your grammar first-sounds like you are motivated to succeed!
      Best Wishes!

  2. QUESTION:
    Got new job in black hair beauty shop but want to know what my job role?
    My job to talk to people to get them to buy hair products in African/Caribbean shop.

    Was it salesman or sales assistant or I don't know what it call.

    • ANSWER:
      All you need to do really is try and persuade them to buy hair products.. but i'm sure you already knew that lol

      Erm..

      I think it's a sales assistant as you are assisting to persuade these people to buy them

      but also you are trying to sell so I am guessing you are a mixture of both.. mainly a salesman as you are getting people to buy.

      I dunno if this has helped or not though..

      Good luck lol

  3. QUESTION:
    Where can i find black hair salons/beauty supply stores in new york?
    just moved here and i need hair stuff! preferably a salon that does natural hair - i do my own hair generally but they usually have the products i like.

    im currently in upper east manhattan but i doubt there are any black hair salons/beauty shops here. anywhere nearby would help as well though!!!!

    i really dont want to resort to buying stuff online but ithink thats what its coming to.

    • ANSWER:
      Here is the list...bring lots of cash...

      http://www.yelp.com/search?find_loc=New+York%2C+NY&cflt=hair

  4. QUESTION:
    Are Black hair and beauty magazines racist?
    I was reading a newspaper article and came across several comments arguing that Black hair and beauty magazines are racist and divisive:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1283861/Claudia-Schiffers-woman-black-provokes-fashion-race-row.html

    They also stated that a White hair and beauty magazine would be deemed racist and unacceptable.

    Don't we already have these? Most mainstream magazines on hair and beauty only cater for the caucasian market. There are hardly any articles on Black issues.

    If Black hair and beauty magazines fill a niche, what is the problem? Why is this racist?

    • ANSWER:
      No. A lot of fashion magazines are aimed at white people and don't always cater to people with darker skin.
      The thing with Claudia Schiffer is that she looks like she's wearing black face. Black face was used in the early 20th and late 19th century to make fun of coloured people (sorry, I don't like using the word black when talking about people of colour.) She's not actually wearing black face but it does look like it.

  5. QUESTION:
    What happened to all the black hair and beauty shops owned by blacks from the 60's and 70's?
    I think i read how these owners sold them to other businesses..

    • ANSWER:
      they are still thriving in Black neighborhoods and in urban areas some of them are well known and celebrity stylists bringing in the $$$. EDIT: Asians do not DO Black hair they specialize in RETAIL, they sell HAIR and supplies, but that is a missed business opportunity for Black people who use theseproducts almost exclusively.

  6. QUESTION:
    need feedback for a new website for hair and beauty products for black ethnics?
    Hi There, Hopefully I'm launching a new website in hair and beauty can people give me there feedback and opinions as to what women would like to see on such a website.
    It will be mainly for black ethnics i.e hair relaxers, oils etc.

    Any feedback would great!

    Thanks
    No its would be just for black ethnics to begin with then maybe expanding it a bit.

    • ANSWER:
      on the website i suggest doing different types of relaxers from sensitive scalp to having some for coarse hair. i would also suggest having oils, oil sheen, hair grease and any other priducts similar to those.for beauty products, i would reccomend cosmetics for women of color like eyeshadow, foundation, lipstick/lipgloss and nail polish. you could also post beauty tips for african americans too:D

  7. QUESTION:
    Where can I find good hair and beauty tips for black women?
    I love changing my hair and makeup often. I also attend lots of social functions and I'm starting to run out of ideas! Would love any suggestions on websites that give some GOOD beauty and fashion tips for black women. Looking for nice trendy stuff, nothing old fashion.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Dead Sea products can help you transform your look for any social functions.

  8. QUESTION:
    Why is it so hard to find Black Beauty Shops or Good Beauticians who do African American Hair??
    I actually have had a really hard time finding someone to do my hair. I read on here some others are having the same issues. It seems that many Black Hair Care Providers can be very rude, nasty, and MOODY. They don't show up for appts. They want to do more than one person's head at the same time. The don't manage time well. Some act jealous when your hair gets or is LONG and they will want to CUT the hair saying its damaged. Whereas I've been in salon's where my partner goes to get his hair colored (WHITE Clients/Staff) They offer you Coffee, Lates, Cappucinos, Bottled Water shampoo/conditioner samples in small gift bags. Their salons are very, very clean they sell good products that help the hair grow. They are very timely and you don't have to wait forever or all day even for EXTENSIONS.
    If you are not apart of the BLACK click they mess up your hair. I
    found a good link to find good stylist here;
    http://www.afrohair.com/haircare/hair1.htm

    What are your experiences???

    • ANSWER:
      Well why don't you do something about by setting up a saloon that caters to all people black, white, red(brown) and treat them with how you expect to be treated, I think you might have a great business

  9. QUESTION:
    How can I enhance the beauty of black hair?

    • ANSWER:
      Use products to make it really shiney or have lots of layers or some sleek curls.

  10. QUESTION:
    why is the black standard of beauty light skin and long straight hair?
    How many women on TV look like Lauryn Hill or India Arie? How many look like Beyonce? Why do we value lighter skin, long straight hair more then dark skin or brown, and kinky/curly hair? The black race comes in all shades and hair textures why embace only one. It makes us apprear like we hate ourselves and value Eurocentric beauty standards.
    Is Lauryn Hill type beauty inferior to the Beyonce type beauty?
    http://z.about.com/d/rap/1/0/a/B/-/-/Laurynhill.jpg
    http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/7779/laurynhillxt9.jpg
    http://www.grooveshark.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/beyonce_knowles1_300_400.jpg
    http://styletraxx.com/beyonce-picture-1.jpg

    • ANSWER:
      REPOST:

      We're being sold on a "standard of beauty". And one popular opinion is that it's a "European standard of beauty". NOT TRUE. I can certainly understand why people have arrived at this conclusion. The thought being that "whites" are in the majority, and, therefore, "white beauty" is being promoted. FALSE LOGIC. That's what the corporations WANT us to believe for the sake of keeping us divided. The corporations want to drain us of as much money as they possibly can. And they do this by selling us on a "standard of beauty".

      Is your complexion too light? Darken it. Is your nose too wide? Remove a little. Are your lips to thin? Have them plumped. And so on.... The standard of beauty has nothing to do with so-called "race" and everything to do with plastic. It would serve no purpose to promote a ''European standard of beauty''. Too many "white" women would be self-satisfied and refuse to dump their money into the pockets of big biz. As for why the corporations want to keep us divided by manipulating us into thinking that the "standard of beauty" IS European-- It's simple-- If we all knew that the "standard of beauty" isn't "race" based then we would quit fighing about it. And, if the fighting ceased, people would finally figure out that they're gettin' played.

  11. QUESTION:
    If I get my hair colored black at a beauty solon will it be black right away?
    im a guy so i dont know, I have blonde hair
    what i want to know is if I go in with blonde hair I can walk out with black hair or what?

    • ANSWER:

  12. QUESTION:
    What is the best black hair die from Sally's Beauty Supply?
    I want to die my hair black. Not too soft but not to dark. My natural hair color is dark drown. And after dying my hair should I put anything else such as conditioner etc. Also how much will this be costing? Please let me know on the best hair die..

    • ANSWER:
      I like Ion Color Brilliance Permanent Creme Hair Color in Jet Black. I also like Clairol Professional Premium Creme Hair color in Black Neutral (this one cost a little more). I think creme is much better than liquid, since it sticks more to your hair. Since you're buying it at Sally's, you're going to have to get a developer to mix the hair dye. Since you're dying dark hair, the lower number, the better for the developer. You should get a 10 or 20 developer. It should cost about .

      If you have long hair, you probably should get 2 of the Ion Color Brilliance Permanent Creme Hair Color or Clairol Professional Premium Creme Hair color. There is a lot of product in one bottle of developer, so you probably just still need one. That would cost less than .

  13. QUESTION:
    Black hair beauty schools?
    I was wondering if anyone knew where to go to school for braiding, weaving, twist... in san antonio, Tx

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    Does Smart Highlights from Smart Beauty work on permanently dyed black hair?
    I just wondered if anybody tried this product before on dark hair and if it worked. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Unless the highlights can remove dyed hair color, I suspect not. I would suggest doing a strand test. I used a highlighting kit for brunettes and I couldn't even get my hair a medium brown!

  15. QUESTION:
    What are some good barber shops and beauty salons for black hair in seminole county, florida?

    • ANSWER:

  16. QUESTION:
    black beauty hair salons question?
    hey guys! i was just wondering see as though im a new immigrant to canada, if anyone knows of a good hair salon/s suited to people of colour in brampton, ontario? my hair is currently all natural so it would be best if the salon/s is suitable for people like me. thanks in advance guys!:)

    • ANSWER:
      Well it depends where you live. Check your phone book.

  17. QUESTION:
    Where is there a beauty school in Sacramento county that specializes in black hair?
    I was looking for a beauty school that specializes in relaxing, braiding, weaves, flat ironing, etc. I don't want no super cuts type school that deals with straight people hair and manicures. I don't know if there is one in Sacramento County. I really would like to go to school for that. I love working with flat irons and braiding. I want to learn the whole process of straightening and thick hair care. Hopefully someone out there knows...

    • ANSWER:
      Every cosmetology school teaches how to do everything you're asking. You are required to learn it all BUT depending on where you go, will determine if you do more ethnic hair. I went to school in Alameda and did a majority of black clients but now that I'm living out here in Fair Oaks, I do a majority of white clients so it's good to learn it all. :)

      dunndealhair.com

  18. QUESTION:
    All mixed race and black girls, a hair & beauty question?
    I am mixed race with relaxed afro hair, can any of you girls tell me how you look after your hair etc?

    Also to any of you over 30 (i am 34) do you find you look younger compared to your white friends?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, after i relax my hair, it's straight, but just a little frizzy and sticks out like most people...

      And we have more melanin than most caucasians, so our skin tends not to age as quickly as others.

  19. QUESTION:
    Do you think Black hair and Brown eyes can compete in terms of beauty?
    I hear women and men fantasize about blue eyed mates and women fantasize about men with blue eyes. Do you think a man with black hair, brown eyes, and olive to light brown skin can compete with a man who has blue eyes and any hair color (say black)?

    • ANSWER:
      Total BS. Why are then so many women after black and Latin guys ?? Most of them have dark hair and dark eyes

  20. QUESTION:
    Where can i get Light pink hair dye at your local beauty store that will show up on jet black hair?
    I will dye my hair jet black first then do some pink highlights. I really want it to show. I don't want it 2 show only when I'm in the sunlight. I want it 2 show in the dark 2. Please can some 1 give me advice on which brand 2 buy. I really want pink in my hair.

    • ANSWER:

  21. QUESTION:
    Black Beauty Natural Hair Experts!!! Help Hair Dyeing Question?
    I would like to know what kinds of hair color work on natural non permed hair that is 5% grey? I have tried some semi permanet rinses but they didn't work because I do not have a perm. I didn't know if I could only use the periode mixes (permanent color). These tell me anything that will help. Thanks in adavnce.

    • ANSWER:
      I have natural hair too because I cut off my relaxed hair to achieve healthy hair. Judging your hair is black and virgin(no chemicals have been used to alter the strand) you may need stronger chemicals than over the counter hair color kits may be able to provide. Additionally,over the counter products are not very effective on gray hair sometimes.

      You just have some strong black hair. Girl,I suggest you head to a salon that specializes in African-American hair. Tell them everything about your hair-the history and present state. AND BE VERY CLEAR IN WHAT YOU WANT TO ACHEIVE. The beauty professional should take care of your hair because he or she will have the proper chemicals that need to be used. Good luck and be careful with your locks!

  22. QUESTION:
    how much would it cost to take black short hair to blonde at a beauty school salon?
    i heard it was way cheaper my sister got her brown hair taked to blonde and got black and pink highlights put in her hair for how much would it be jsut to do one all over color???
    i have natural blonde hair and my hair evn tho ive been dieing it black for a yr now still comes back blonde so im not worried about that bc blonde is my natual color =)

    • ANSWER:
      depending on how applications they will have to do to your hair it being so dark I would say anywhere from -65...that is a rough estimate though...you should call a couple of salon and ask their opinion.....hope this helped you in some kind of way....

  23. QUESTION:
    what are some beauty supply websites for black hair located in lasvegas?

    • ANSWER:
      these sites can help you:

      findstuff.com
      lasvegascitysearch.com
      ask.com

  24. QUESTION:
    My hus & I are planning to open a beauty shop in about 7 mths I need to know the best products for black hair.?
    Also I don't have professional experience with hair but I do know when hair is done right(several family members are stylists) We do have management skills however. I just need to know if hiring stylists, paying on commission or renting chairs is the best way for us? Please anything will help, we are in los angeles area.

    • ANSWER:
      pantene
      flat irons/curlers
      spritz
      rotating chairs
      so far ur ideas sound great

  25. QUESTION:
    How much would an average beauty salon charge to dye my hair black with green tips?

    • ANSWER:
      I did mine Black with Red tips :]
      It was awesome lol
      But for me it only cost like
      but it depends where you like and such

  26. QUESTION:
    Loreal Excellence Sandstone Blond H17 from Sally's beauty supply on Black hair?
    Has anyone done this on Black Hair? How would it look? Thank's everyone =)

    • ANSWER:

  27. QUESTION:
    Does Sally Beauty Supply have clip in black hair extensions?
    I've been wanting them for awhile, and I looked on http://www.horrorkidz.com at those, but they were too expensive for me.

    I have black, caucasian hair, if that helps. :)
    I need a full set, not just a piece. If that helps too.
    Oh, and how much are they at Sally's? I lost patience looking online, lol.

    • ANSWER:
      horrorkidz.com is really good, my sister loves them. she had ordered from them asking if they have full sets but they said no and suggested she buy 7-10 extensions and she bought around 8 i think and it was the same size as a full set. It was way affordable than actually buying a full set and it looks awesome on her. Sallys is a bit expensive and not thick.

  28. QUESTION:
    where is there a good beauty shop/ barber shop to get black hair done at?
    looking for a shop to get hair done, especially for black males or females in San Jose/Milpitas area

    • ANSWER:
      Try hairmedia.com or essence.com they have some links to beauty shops nation wide. Good Luck

  29. QUESTION:
    Black hair products and beauty?
    Hello sistas. I have just received my first full sewn in weave using Milky Way Deep Wave. After one week and a half I had a terrible allergic reaction to something in the hair. The back of my neck was totally red and covered in bumps from ear to ear. Has this every happen before and what is another type of hair that I can use when I redo my weave.
    Needless to say that I had to cut my 12in hair to a angle bob cut to keep the hair off my neck!!

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  30. QUESTION:
    does sallys beauty supply sell really long black hair extentions?
    And how much would they cost? thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Really long? So I'm sure you're looking at like 18 inch extensions or even 20 inches. The cost of them will depend on whether they are real human hair or synthetic hair.

      Then there are ones that you weave/sewn in:
      http://www.sallybeauty.com/Permed-hair-extensions/VIENNA4,default,pd.html?cgid=Hair16

      And then there are clip in ones:
      http://www.sallybeauty.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-SA-Site/default/Product-Show?pid=SBS-259700&dwvar_SBS-259700_color=%231+Black

  31. QUESTION:
    WHY DO SO FEW BLACK WOMEN BEAUTY, FASHION, HAIR, APPAREL, FOOTWEAR, ETC EXIST & WHITE PEOPLE BUY SO FEW OF IT?
    when it comes to beauty, fashion, hair, cosmetics, apparel, fotwear, magazines, advertising, etc, black women are nowhere to be seen and almost no other races are willing to buy, wear, market, or show off their black stuff they bought because it may look ofensive, ghetto, steet style, or al; the negative things.

    if black women is lacking all those areas, their stigma will always be negative as fat, obese, nappy hair, not good looking, and all those things and if whites are not willing to buy them even if theye existed, they would still never have a chance of gaining the power, reputation, prestige, attractiveness, and interest as the white women bring.

    hence, do black women ahve no chance in this arena compared to white women. they could never get the funding, likeness of white peope to buy, attractive enough models, carisma, and all the neccessities to succeed like knwledge, smarts, etc right

    • ANSWER:
      Hold on, let me dumb down my post with ebonics, text talk, irrationality, and incomplete sentences so that I will appear to be part of your community so that my post wont get reported.

      'caus dem nappy headed bitchz is ugly, gimme a white girl!

      As for the white girls, you can have them. Most of them are just shy of retarded anyway. Woman's suffrage is one of the worst things to ever happen to Western Civilization.

  32. QUESTION:
    How long do sally beauty hair dyes last?
    Im looking to dye my dark brown hair to black. Im looking on sally beauty's permanent hair color, stuff like clairol professional, wella color charm, ion and loreal seem good. although which one lasts the longest, and how long till the dye fades?

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  33. QUESTION:
    What can i buy at Sally's Beauty Supply to strip out the black in my hair?
    Is there anything i can buy there to take out the color? What kind of hair bleach should i use?

    • ANSWER:
      Try this one... And wear dirty blond (not too dark though)

      http://www.sallybeauty.com/hair-color/ION90,default,pd.html?cgid=Hair05

  34. QUESTION:
    Beauty and Style- Hair: Black Women Natural Hair Styles and Questions?
    How does a black woman achieve a natural hairstyle like these? http://www.dawnali.com/lovinmysistas/index.php?topic=22.msg40#msg40

    Does society view natural black hair as beautiful?

    • ANSWER:
      i don't know how they acheive that style, so i can't help you there. But i think from what you showed me, this one is the cutest!

      http://i28.tinypic.com/33e7ytg.jpg

  35. QUESTION:
    Where can I buy black hair care products in Canada?
    I live in a rural community (for college) and I can't get decent hair and beauty products at the local stores. Is there somewhere that I can purchase them online in Canada? All the sites I've been on are American and I don't want to have to pay customs fees.

    By 'black hair care products' I mean for black people or African Canadians (not people with black hair!)

    • ANSWER:
      Go to Sallys Beauty Supply. Here is a link for you.
      http://stores.sallybeauty.com/StoreLocator.aspx

  36. QUESTION:
    What are some beauty tip for me i have a pixi haircut black brown hair, dark brown big eyes, and tan skin.?
    I have the clothes down. And i only have a couple weeks. School starts aug.23. Its just i moved high schools and i really want to make a good first and lasting impression. Please i really need all of your tips about anything.<33

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  37. QUESTION:
    Beauty mark on my face grows long black hair...could it be cancerous?
    I have a small mole-like beauty mark on my face. Sometimes it grows long, thick, black hair. Usually I pluck the hair, but is it possible that it could be cancerous? The mark has been there pretty much all my life, I'm 17 years old.

    • ANSWER:
      no, mom has a mole on her face that grows some hairs once awhile. She plucks them only when they get too long and obvious and it has been there since she was a kid.

      As long as the mole doesn't get larger, become painful or changes colour from dark to pinkish..then it's not cancerous. Stay out of the sun whenever you can and when you do get outdoors use a moisturiser with sunscreen, or just sunscreen if you have oily skin.

  38. QUESTION:
    I’m looking for a guy with a red flanno shirt, black hair, who attended Friday June 13th Beauty Bar Las Vegas

    Sorry Flannel Shirt!

    • ANSWER:
      Good luck with your search for this man. I hope that somehow you will be able to find him and connect again with him.

      Have a lovely rest of the day.

  39. QUESTION:
    how much are CLIP ON hair extensions (black) at Sally Beauty Supply?
    for my lovely scene hair
    can you send me the link> thank you!
    i would like ones that are about my shoulder length

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.sallybeauty.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-SA-Site/default/Product-Show?pid=SBS-172463&dwvar_SBS-172463_color=Black

      they are 18 inches and the image is comming soon, but they are about 40. (37.99) but with club card they are 34.99.

  40. QUESTION:
    Cosmetologist, colorist, hairdresser, some proffesional beauty advice on bleaching naturally black hair?
    PLEASE DONT SAY GO TO A PROFFESIONAL < I DONT WANA HEAR THAT>

    i have natural black indian hair, im using sun in -peroxide right now but its not bleaching the whole thing only the ends a orangy color

    i want fast results so i wanna bleach my hair,

    i dont wanna color it with dye, i wanna bleach it so it could be like an orangy color.

    How can i bleach my hair myself.?(directions)
    where do i buy the bleach at? regular drugstore or beauty supply or what,

    What box bleach brand do you prefer.?

    How do i bleach my hair with it.

    P>S> i want it to be the orangy red color
    I DONT WANNA GO TO THE SALON < I WANNA DO IT MYSELF>

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry if you don't want to hear it, but it's true. It takes several processes and if you don't want to end up bald, then you need to go to a salon. If you can't afford one, then try a beauty school. It is much cheaper.

  41. QUESTION:
    those hair ties you get from black beauty supply stores?
    I cant think of what to call those ponytail holders/hair ties that i buy from the koren beauty(koreans are the only ones that run black beauty supply shops around here)

    theyre usually like 3 or 4 for a dollar and come in every color you can think of and just sit in a big bin for you to dig through....they arent like the goody ponytail holders you get from regular drugstores...
    ya theyre real thick..i dunno its hard to describe and not sound like a retard-they remind me of sweatbands almost.theyre cotton i think and when you pull it they form little balls...kind of.
    lmao at sounding racist-yah probably to some people but im not and im half black so im comfortable saying black anything cause that how almost everyone refers to the stores....and thats what the billboard says! "black beauty supply"

    • ANSWER:
      Are they thick? Describe them more. I was about to say scrunchies...but that wouldn't be it.

  42. QUESTION:
    What are good beauty supply stores for african american hair in north dallas?
    a beauty supply store for black hair that has a big selection of hair and hair products

    • ANSWER:
      Try Beauty R Us in North Dallas on Montfort and Alpha....they have so much hair.....or in a different part of North Dallas try Gold Seven on Audelia and Forest. They also have a big selection. Good Luck!

  43. QUESTION:
    Beauty professionals: Blue-black hair is not blue enough...?
    I bought L'oreal Oreor level 20 developer. The Preference color I used it with didn't come out nearly as blue as I wanted. (I was using Onyx Sheen). Can I use more developer with this shade and have different results? Or, Can I use this developer with color from a different line or brand? Initially I used the Garnier blue-black drug-store stuff, but it was so harsh on my hair that I switched to professional. However, the Garnier color came out perfect and I have not yet been able to find a professional color that gets me the same results.

    http://www.garnierusa.com/_en/_us/our_products/products_haircolor.aspx?tpcode=OUR_PRODUCTS^PRD_HAIRCOLOR^100_COLOR^100_COLOR_DISCOVER&prdcode=P51001&varcode=603084250172

    http://www.lorealtechnique.com/preference_01.shtml

    Any help is appreciated.
    I've never heard of a color kicker. Do I just mix it equal parts with color and developer? Know of a good brand?

    • ANSWER:
      Box color is different then professional, When you use Professional color, Blue black dosen't have blue in it..it has a tint of blue...Meaning it's jet black, But once out in the sun it has a tint of blue....You will get the same results no matter what the developer is, with professional color....Oh, and you can try a Blue Kicker, to add some more blue to it.

  44. QUESTION:
    Looking for Beauty Schools in Dallas, TX that specialize in black hair, any suggestions?
    Im moving to TX soon and I want to become a hair stylist/ make-up artist and Im looking to get the right training

    • ANSWER:
      Paul Mitchell. I live in Plano (a 'burb) & everyone whose anyone goes to Paul Mitchell.

      The more contemporary kids head over to Toni & Guy. Its really your preference.

  45. QUESTION:
    best black hair dye that i can buy at sally's beauty supply?
    i dyed my hair using ion color brilliance in jet black and i kind of faded so i wanted to know if there was a better black hair color out there.

    • ANSWER:
      Try Loreal Paris Feria Black Leather. I was wanting dye my hair just like yours a few weeks ago, and I did my research online and officially bought this. It's a Natural shade, so if your looking for a cooler shade, try their Feria Starry Night. It's a little bit brighter, almost has a bluish tint to it, but it's not really noticeable, it's just like a really dark black. But, I went with black leather. It's a permanent hair dye, so if your looking for temporary or semi-permanent, you might want to try something else. But, otherwise, this works great, it costs around a box, but it has a lot more color gel than most boxes like garnier you would have to buy 2 boxes of to color your hair if you have really long hair, but i would rather pay for 1 box, than 2 boxes at per box. You can pretty much get it anywhere, I went to Meijer's and bought some, so look around. I wouldn't go with Garnier because their black has been known to come out blue on certain occasions. But, if your looking for a great jet black hair dye please try Loreal Feria Black Leather. It doesn't smell like other dyes, it also comes with a conditioner bottle that you use once a week and it really smells goooood, and it will leave your hair shimmering. Loreal really does leave your hair shiny. It worked great for me. :)

  46. QUESTION:
    what is a good product to get rid of black hair that i can buy at sally's beauty salon?
    i died my hair black but now i want to get it back the way it was

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  47. QUESTION:
    how much would it cost to dye my hair black and get red streaks in my hair at a beauty college/hair salon?

    • ANSWER:

  48. QUESTION:
    Black Hair?
    Hi I dyed my hair black about 2 years ago and in July I went to a saloon to dye the top part black and leave the bottum blonde....Well first she tried to just color it...and then she put color strip in it and bleach the next day and the black wouldnt come out...She told me that since I dyed it myself that the only way I can get rid of it is to grow it out..

    Well then I went to a beauty salon to get my bangs cut and they told me to wash my hair with dawn detergent dish soap and use a really good conditioner afterwards for a month or so...

    What is the best way to get the black out of my hair...

    Im also a natural blonde.
    Ok for everyone who keeps saying dye it blonde...I obviously cant...that is why Im asking how to get rid of the black dye and then dye it blonde...Because when you try to dye your hair blonde after its black...It just doesnt work...

    • ANSWER:
      L'Oreal Haircolor Remover Kit

      For all hair color mistakes.sold at walmart and local walgreens or CVS.Used it more than 4 times..works great.For long hair 2 boxes.

  49. QUESTION:
    Best beauty salon in detroit for black hair?

    • ANSWER:
      Have you ever considered "Lady of Detroit" in Auburn Hills? Great place and great stylists for all types of hair.

  50. QUESTION:
    What happened to black hair?
    What happened to the beauty of black hair? All I see if people liking blondes and brunettes. And I have full bodied, beautiful black hair and am proud of it.

    • ANSWER:
      Black hair is nice too!


Professional Hair Design

Wella Hair Color | Professional hair color
Taking care of your body is important. Some people may call you vain and other similar things whenever you try to pamper yourself by going to spas or salons, but then, you need to keep in mind that you only have one body and, of course, it needs to be treated with utmost importance, otherwise, it would not function properly. When it comes to body care, hair and skin care would not be far. After all, they are the most visible parts of our body, and more or less how we look is gauged by how smooth our skins are or how healthy and radiant our hair is.

Skin care and hair care is inseparable. We need to maintain them in order to stay healthy, not to mention that they are big factors for an overall pleasing appearance. But then, not all people know how to take good care of them. You need to know how since it will also help in your overall help. In order for you to make sure you keep your hair and skin healthy, there are a few tips that are really easy to do. Here are some of them:
1. Using hair care products like Oscar Blandi, Pantene, Wella, and the like is advisable. They are more or less using mild and natural ingredients that would really be good to maintain good-looking and healthy-looking hair.

2. For your skin care, using mild lotions like Voluspa, Vaseline, Nivea and the like is a good way to maintain their moisture and to help avoid damage brought about by the sun and radiation. They will keep your skin healthy and looking that all the time.

3. To maintain both skin and hair looking radiant and healthy, it is imperative that you practice general good hygiene. Washing them daily is a must in order to get rid of free radicals that may cause dryness or acne or both. You need to make sure, though, that you do not overwash since doing so will remove the natural moisture they have.

4. Make sure you drink enough water. Proper hydration is a must in order to keep hair and skin healthy.

5. Avoid excessive exposure to sunlight. Doing so can result to skin and hair damage and, worse, might even cause heat stroke and skin cancer.

Taking that time to take good care of yourself is a must. You need to be able to commit to doing so. After all, you only have one self. Always remember this fact.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What should the cover of my hair design/ makeup portfolio look like?
    I'm making a portfolio of my makeup and hairstyle work and I can't figure out what to put on the cover. I need this to look modern and professional to show to potential clients and employers.

    • ANSWER:
      Sometimes less is more - if the cover is black - a nice black, not a binder, keep it as such - ditto if it is chrome or silver. If there is a window on the cover - a small one like photo albums have, then use a simple phrase like 'it' or 'perfect' or something like that.

  2. QUESTION:
    What would be a great name for a new organic professional hair care line of products?
    It is designed to preserve hair color.

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  3. QUESTION:
    Bring fake eyelashes when I'm getting my makeup done professionally?
    I'm getting my makeup done for prom at a spa and I didn't know if they usually provide fake eyelashes or do I need to bring them? I'm going to Professional Hair Design and Spa, if anyone knows for that specific spa that would be great too :) Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      They will most likely provide them! :)

  4. QUESTION:
    what hair design ( many answers as possible please)?
    this is me i have blonde streaks, freckles and at the moment quite pail but not to pail and dark brown eyes:
    1) http://i625.photobucket.com/albums/tt337/dudley-05/9416_103749806305966_100000128418517_103673_5000514_n.jpg
    2) http://i625.photobucket.com/albums/tt337/dudley-05/006-1.jpg

    What colour should i go :
    1) http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q62/anya678/AnnaPaquin03-1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.celebrity-desktop-wallpaper.com/anna-paquin.html&usg=__paStoHgtKMvXhL5ZKgeX7x1SWKk=&h=800&w=510&sz=101&hl=en&start=40&zoom=1&tbnid=GFFPo-7QvvAG0M:&tbnh=151&tbnw=97&prev=/images%3Fq%3Danna%2Bpaquin%26um%3D

    2)http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/08/13/article-0-05FE2363000005DC-475_233x320.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1206258/Peaches-Geldof-copy-Cheryl-Coles-cherry-red-look.html&usg=__3r3-4nKbl7ft9LQaeeCPmDJjgck=&h=320&w=233&sz=27&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=XIRQ6dAkS3mWMM:&tbnh=151&tbnw=110&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dcherry%2Bred%2Bhair%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DX%26gbv%3D2%26biw%3D1280%26bih%3D933%26tbs%3Disch:1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=380&vpy=99&dur=327&hovh=188&hovw=137&tx=82&ty=121&ei=HKi8TJKQI86Aswayr5m9Ag&oei=HKi8TJKQI86Aswayr5m9Ag&esq=1&page=1&ndsp=39&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:0

    3)http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.parade.com/images/-v2/celebrity/slideshows/emma-roberts/emma-roberts-01.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.parade.com/celebrity/slideshows/emma-roberts.html&usg=__X1mh4q_fp4jj_Dt9p_2KWT3skk8=&h=468&w=351&sz=32&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=j2Ay4BKFj5shnM:&tbnh=151&tbnw=98&prev=/images%3Fq%3Demma%2Broberts%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DX%26gbv%3D2%26biw%3D1280%26bih%3D933%26tbs%3Disch:1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=394&vpy=89&dur=1064&hovh=259&hovw=194&tx=100&ty=116&ei=uai8TIL7BIrAswa7uLkW&oei=uai8TIL7BIrAswa7uLkW&esq=1&page=1&ndsp=43&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:0

    4)http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://static.becomegorgeous.com/img/arts/2009/Sep/17/1184/redhaircolor2.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.hair.becomegorgeous.com/professional_tips/prevent_red_hair_color_from_fading-1184.html&usg=__kUqBlkTYcUBxRrlBz9UTtE_8gjY=&h=400&w=300&sz=85&hl=en&start=129&zoom=1&tbnid=cMtFQ8j7KaDV0M:&tbnh=157&tbnw=118&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dred%2Bhair%26hl%3Den%26gbv%3D2%26biw%3D1280%26bih%3D933%26tbs%3Disch:10,3727&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=267&vpy=246&dur=491&hovh=259&hovw=194&tx=121&ty=153&ei=5ai8TIm0G4W64Qa69KD0DQ&oei=0ai8TLu-B4mMswa5xciyDQ&esq=6&page=5&ndsp=38&ved=1t:429,r:31,s:129&biw=1280&bih=933

    or any other colours u suggest ? thankyou x

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  5. QUESTION:
    Hair for Graphic Design interview?
    I have an interview next week with a male Director of Marketing for a graphic design position at our city's Aquarium.

    I have shoulder length blond hair that I just got cut so it's nice and clean. Would you suggest I wear it tied up and in a pony or down?

    When it is down it isn't in my face and I won't play with it. I think I look prettier with it down, but I know we are going for professional here... what do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      I look awful with my hair in a pony so I always wear it down for job interviews. I don't understand how somebody can look so pretty with their hair down and with it up, look horrible. Ugh...

      Wearing it down is professional, or you can do half up half down.

  6. QUESTION:
    Ideas for professional makeup/hair?
    I'm going to graduate from college in a few months with a bachelor's degree in family & consumer sciences and a specialization in interior design. I want to make sure I don't look "young" when I go for interviews. I'm 23 and I want to look like a professional woman. I know I dress very professionally and neatly. But as far as hair & makeup go, what should I go for?

    My face is sort of heart-shaped. I have brown hair & brown eyes.

    • ANSWER:
      You are young, but there is a difference between appearing young and inexperienced. Try a well done (as in not just tied with a hair tie) bun with a few pieces of hair framing your face. Buns are a good way to show that you are being professional. As long as your clothes are professional enough, you can get away with some hair framing your face. This will soften your look, and make you seem more approachable. I would advise you to stick with a more natural lip, but not a nude lip (i.e. stay within the soft pinks), at least for now, and nothing glossy! If you are stuck on red, then do what you feel is comfortable, but you do run the risk of appearing overdone. Go easy on the mascara; you definitely do not want to look too "young" or overdone in that respect.
      Edit: Oops forgot. With eyeshadows and such: I would suggest a very subtle eyeshadow or even none at all, maybe just a brow highlight. Wearing too much eyeshadow can definitely make you appear to be too inexperienced or in the "young" crowd. You definitely want to keep your brows tidy, but definitely not plucked so thin that you have to draw them on.

  7. QUESTION:
    Any advice on Hair Design/Cosmetology programs? Paul Mitchell, Aveda, etc?
    Graduating high school, just want to know other professional opinions?

    • ANSWER:
      Sonya is completely wrong :)

  8. QUESTION:
    does anybody know how to use Conair Infiniti ™ Professional Tourmaline Hair Designer w/Straightening Attachmen
    This revolutionary styling system features an exclusive triple action straightening attachment with detangling comb, center Tourmaline Ceramic™ straightening plates with four tension settings and flocked disks. It holds hair firmly and rotates 360 degrees to detangle, straighten and shine all at once - comfortably, without a brush.

    Tourmaline Ceramic™ Technology helps create silky, shiny hair
    Ionic Technology manages frizz

    Stainless Steel Design

    Triple Action Straightening

    4-Position Tension Control for all hair types

    Release Lock buttons allow attachments to rotate full 360 degrees

    Includes concentrator & straightener attachment

    • ANSWER:
      O! I HAVE THAT! Aha! Ok, you have 3 buttons, right? Click the ON/OFF button, and the other two buttons to control how hot it will be. If your hair is thin, then put it on the lowest one (Which is green) The thicker your hair, the hotter you should make it. Good luck!

  9. QUESTION:
    WHERE I CAN GET THIS, GNH Classic Design Classic Style Professional 1875 watts ?!?
    Its a blow dryer thingy with a comb, it straightens your hair . Margate,Florida is where I reside.

    • ANSWER:
      SALLY BEAUTY SUPPLY HAS IT! I KNOW WHAT UR TALKING ABOUT!

  10. QUESTION:
    How do I go about becoming a professional makeup artist?
    I am a real girly girl. I love makeup, designing, hair styling and so forth. I would love to work at MAC or somewhere to that nature. How do I go about becoming a preofessional makeup artist and does anybody know how much of a career you can make out of that? Also, money wise?

    • ANSWER:
      go to cosmetology school for make up artist. usually you go for an esthitian. i cant spell it sorry. people who do facials and things like that. You need to go to beauty school

  11. QUESTION:
    What are some professional makeup stores, with discount prices?
    You know, there are hair salon places, especially designed for hair cutters to buy their products for a cheaper price, and to buy equipment, such as chairs and heat tools and scissors. Anyone could go there to just buy products for a cheaper price. ANYWAY, is there a makeup store like that? Not like Sephora, (that's pretty expensive), but something more affordable. Or is it just hair supplies/equipment stores that exist?

    • ANSWER:
      tesco and asda?
      they sell maybelline, mac products for around £8 for foundation about £6 for mascara thats pretty good.

  12. QUESTION:
    how do i create a new hair removal cream?
    i want to create a new hair removal cream but i dont know where i can start to make it with professional help . please can you give me a link of a company that could help me design and develop the hair removal cream . i will really appretiate that

    • ANSWER:
      If I got some days training to create new hair removal cream, sure I will create.

  13. QUESTION:
    Barber shop for hair tattoo in OC?
    Can someone recommend me a professional barber shop that does hair tattoos (shaving designs into ones hair) located in orange county?

    • ANSWER:
      yea b ro, right here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGG4_5Ih02w

  14. QUESTION:
    Do you think this is professional attire for a 19 year old?
    I am a hair stylist in the process of being hired. The dress code is black from the waist down (pants and shoes). My question is : do you believe that black skinny jeans wore with black heels and a dressy top could be considered professional attire?
    The skinny jeans have no designs. They also do not have that brown brand label by the belt loop.

    • ANSWER:
      if it's an edgy modern type of salon go for it with the skinny jeans and heels, but if it's more like a supercuts or something more "family" i wouldn't be so trendy. and if it is more of a professional business people type place i would go with a cute suit and heels. Good Luck with the getting the job ♥

  15. QUESTION:
    is cosmetology is a good professional career path?
    I am a people person and have passion for cosmetics or anything related to hair, skin care & cosmetics, new trends hair style make up & fashion design.

    • ANSWER:
      oh definitely you sound like you would enjoy it and actually take your time and listen to what your client needs are and give them exactly what they want. It is a good path if you make it a good path like don't graduate from cosmetology school and go work at a cheap salon. Try to get in a bigger place and if you show passion and have great work in school you might even get noticed and be offered a job.

  16. QUESTION:
    Any tips for dyeing/bleaching my hair?
    I have short black hair. What colors and styles/designs would you suggest? I would like to keep it simple and professional, nothing too fancy

    • ANSWER:

  17. QUESTION:
    Any ideas on what to name a new organic professional haircare product line?
    I recently asked this question with a different account and got some great idea. Thanks.

    This organic product is designed to help colored hair retain the color for a longer period of time.

    Here are some ideas:
    - In The Raw
    - Nudessence
    - Skip N' Go Naked
    - Colorganix
    - Organic Infusion

    • ANSWER:
      color4life

  18. QUESTION:
    What do you think about my resume? Will I finally be able to get a new job?
    OBJECTIVE
    Seeking a professional position utilizing my diverse experience while continuing to grow professionally.
    EDUCATION
    Queens Academy of the Outreach Program 9/2001 – 1/2003
    High School Diploma
    Queens Vocational and Technical H.S. 9/1998 – 6/2001
    Major: Business
    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
    Corona Barbershop Plus, Jackson Heights, NY 10/2003-Present
    Hair Braider/ Customer Service Associate
    •Responsible for artful hair designs and braiding.
    •Welcomed clients.
    •Handled high volume of telephone calls.
    •Scheduled appointments.
    •Maintained customer satisfaction standards.
    •Instructed new employees.
    •Developed website profiles as advertisement for braiding work.
    •Constructed a hair style guide for clients.
    Elmhurst Hospital, Elmhurst, NY 9/1999-3/2000
    Data Entry Clerk
    •Entered patient records into database
    •Verified accuracy of documents
    •Filed records
    Our Lady of Sorrow Church, Corona, NY Summer 1999
    Child Care Assistant
    •Assisted with setting up and preparation of activities.
    •In charge of maintaining play areas in a safe condition.
    •Provided continuous supervision to children.
    COMPUTER SKILLS
    Proficient in Microsoft Office Word, Publisher, and Photo Shop.
    Type 50 words per minute.
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish to English translation

    • ANSWER:
      Your resume has a lot of valuable and important information. The other persons who answered your question propapbly only saw your information. Just skimming over your resume though i thought that it could use better phrasing in some cases. First of all DO NOT use that as your objective, you need to be more specific. Don't expect your prospective employer to guess what kind of a job you want. Maybe your not absolutely sure yourself what you want but at least suggest something that you think you could handle and something you would not mind doing at your (hopefully) new job! Secondly, under the section of professional experience, you need to organize these points so that it is more effective. Putting the more important experiences you've had between the less commendable one's doesn't really have an effect. For example, this may be a better approach

      Developed website profiles as advertisement for braiding work.
      Constructed a hair style guide for clients.
      Maintained customer satisfaction standards.
      Responsible for artful hair designs and braiding.
      Maintained customer satisfaction standards.
      Handled high volume of telephone calls.
      Scheduled appointments.
      Welcomed clients.

      Maybe you can do better!

      Another idea is to create a general heading called SKILLS. Subdivide this section into computer skills, and any other skills you would like to mention, by doing this, you show the employer that may be a valuable employee in other areas of the job as well and not only in computer or whatever. Also, for languages, try this:

      LANGUAGES
      Native: English (if this is it)
      Other: Spanish

      Maybe you should put spanish to english translation under skills, as languages is mainly to show your communication abilities.

      Well hope that helps, check my website out at http://rohankw.tripod.com/

  19. QUESTION:
    will women ever return to simple fashion with a bit more class or will they just continue looking like trash?
    i channel surf and sometimes see the fashion designers and hair dresser professional / idiots competing on tv. i like simple clean lines and a natural look and the fashion professionals seem to like to butcher or punk hair styles and good fashion design is like architecture it should be done slowly, building, thinking through each part of the design, refining it, eliminating the excess, until what's left is absolute perfection. i'm a Frank Lloyd Wright and Audrey Hepburn fan and you should be too.

    • ANSWER:
      Fashion is cyclic.
      The clean look will return.

  20. QUESTION:
    GPA requirements to get into these schools...?
    Oh, and I'm not even really too sure what I want to major in. :$
    I want something to do with design/fashion.
    Professional hair stylist?
    Interior designer?
    I'm not sure, something kinda of like those.
    Does that help? idk.
    Hello, I was wondering what the GPA requirements are (approx.) to get into the following schools;
    Harvard University
    Yale University
    University of Cambridge (UK)
    University of Oxford (UK)
    Princeton University
    Brown University
    Stanford University

    And on a scale of 1-10, how important are grade 9 marks?
    [10 being the most important, 1 being the least]

    & I know the last question might seem a bit foolish, but answer anyways, please? :)
    When I was younger I really wanted to study psychology, and now that I'm thinking about it, that might be what I'm leaning towards?

    • ANSWER:

  21. QUESTION:
    are these good hair products for curly hair?
    Samy Big Curls Defining Creme:Softens, smoothes & defines curls. This lightweight softening cream amplifies curls adding volume, texture and shine. Specially formulated to define, separate and extend, creating smooth frizz-free curls that keep their shape and last all day long.

    Samy Get Curls Re-Energizing Potion:Reactivates curls, eliminates frizz. Revive, re-energize and enhance your curls! This lightweight silicone formula conditions & rejuvenates frizzy, lifeless curls from roots to the ends! Designed to maintain smooth, silky curls on wavy, naturally curly or permed hair, while adding texture, hold, definition, bounce & elasticity. This special alcohol-free potion repels humidity giving vibrant shine and frizz free curls without wax, residue or build-up.

    Marc Anthony Strictly Curls Curl Defining Lotion:Curl defining formula. Protects color. Eliminates frizz and repels humidity to lock in individual soft, shiny curls. Salon perfected by world champion hair stylist nad professional hair expert Marc Anthony with his trademark Moisture Gloss formula. Wraps silk proteins and Vitamin E around each curl. Delivers heat protection and shine. Alcohol free

    S-Curl No Drip Activator Moisturizer:For curls, waves & natural hair. With Vitamin B5. S-Curl Activator and Moisturizer may be used daily to maintain and condition your curly hair style. It contains glycerine and Vitamin B5, which together eliminate breakage and keep your curls, waves and natural hair soft, healthy and with a lasting sheen. This special No Drip Formula allows you to use S-Curl Activator and Moisturizer without fear of ruining your clothes or pillow cases. S-Curl Activator and Moisturizer can be used daily by the entire family and will not leave a greasy build-up.

    Marc Anthony Strictly Curls Volumizing Styling Foam: Curl defining formula. Protects color. Eliminates frizz and transforms fine, limp, curls into full, bouncy, shiny curls. Salon perfected by world champion hair stylist and professional hair expert Marc Anthony with his trademarked Moisture Gloss formula. Wraps silk proteins and vitamin E around each curl. Delivers heat protection and shine. Alcohol free

    • ANSWER:
      yes

  22. QUESTION:
    I wanna make anime music videos featuring characters of my own design. How can I do that?
    I have a Manga series that I do myself and I really would like to make a series of anime music videos featuring my characters. I think they'd be really good and I want to share them. I already have about five or six planned out to the very last detail, but I don't know how to do it. Is there some kind of program I can use? Will it be expensive? Is the only way to do is to become a professional animator? What should I do?! I need help!!!! *pulls out hair*

    • ANSWER:
      I believe what you are looking for can be done with Flash, but I'm not sure of that proggy. You can also use 3d modeling programs that render with a vector shader that look like cartoons, though very expensive and a STEEP learning curve.

  23. QUESTION:
    How to handle a very difficult "I know everything" client in Graphic Design?
    I'm just starting out professionally as a freelance graphic designer, and I'm trying to build up a client base, but so far all I can seem to find are very cheap, very difficult-to-work-with individuals. Even still, I'm trying--but what some of them want makes no sense. Right now, I have one potential client who says he's a graphic designer and he needs help with some of his projects, but he keeps insisting that you HAVE to use Adobe Acrobat to crop out a picture and that's just ridiculous. I have little to no experience with Acrobat nor do I even have the program (not Pro anyway) whereas I have and am well experienced with the full professional graphic design Adobe suite--photoshop, illustrator, indesign, etc. I keep telling him that I can very easily crop pictures using illustrator, but he keeps insisting I HAVE to do it in Acrobat or it "messes the file up." I can't get him to be more specific than that--and I even showed him how his "finished" example and mine are ABSOLUTELY identical--actually my copy is a few kilobytes smaller!--but he still keeps insisting it's acrobat or bust.

    I'm about ready to pull my hair out, but I really need the employment, even if the client is ridiculously difficult and the pay is shit. Is there anything I can possibly do or say to him to make him realize Illustrator can do the job perfectly well or am I just wasting my breath even trying?

    • ANSWER:
      Your first mistake was arguing with him. Now that it's an issue, you'll have to do it "his" way. You should've just let it pass and done the job your way. Then, if he "caught" you, you could say something like, "Oh, I must have misunderstood."

  24. QUESTION:
    Please give me your opinion. Would you come to my salon?
    I am thinking about opening a salon, I have many ideas, read over them and tell me what you think! The salon will include these aspects..

    - hair design ( cut and color, perms, styling, up-do's )
    - make-up design ( professional makeovers, instructional )
    - tanning beds
    - massage and waxing
    - henna tattoos
    - nail design ( manicure, pedicure, acrylics )
    - photography ( glamour shots )
    - refreshments ( tiki bar! )
    - in salon babysitting service (free)
    - shopping ( hair, make-up, clothing and accessories for sale in salon )

    I am trying to create a FULL service salon that everyone feels comfortable in, I believe that having a successful business is about service and atmosphere!

    Please give me advice and tips!

    • ANSWER:
      i think it sounds great! i have yet to see a salon that has henna tattoos, photography, refreshments, or even babysitting! it sounds like a great idea but i really think that it may be too much work (to include babysitting) unless you are willing to hire more people that probably wouldnt be needed. however, you could possibly get more people if you do include this service. thats your call, but i would definitely come!

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AtPNpDrXYquitIoArymQHmnsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20080824222726AAgedFQ help? :)

  25. QUESTION:
    Hair Relaxer - The Different Types?
    I have very thick, very curly, very kinky "white girl hair." Please, no suggestions on what products I should use, because I've tried very thing, and a mixture of anything. Nothing is designed for my hair. My hair is not dry, either, but tends to be stripped of natrual hair oils easily. It's rarely frizzy, but just has a lot of volume and texture (you can sort of see that in my icon) to it which is what I'm trying to get rid of by doing this relaxer.

    I went into a Regis hair salon to ask about their relaxers, but the lady said that they do not offer chemical relaxers for my type of hair because it is too strong (I've had a chemical relaxer done to my hair by a professional in the past, and it did absolutly NOTHING to my hair) but instead they use something she called a "de-curler" or "hair de-stresser" or something to that degree. I was wondering if anybody knew the name of this type of relaxer?
    Like I said, I've already tried the methods listed below. It's a no go - it may tame the curl itself, but it will not tame the "kink" in them, which is why I cannot blow dry and cannot striaghten with an iron. And even when I do blow dry with a diffuser, my hair still expands out, not as a result of frizz but due to it's thickness. I would LOVE to have stick straight hair!

    I just want to know what type of relaxer is called a "de-curler" or "Hair de-stresser."

    • ANSWER:
      Not often do I agree with salons, but this time completely agree with her. NO I don't.

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100717155542AAwvjs3

      Relaxers are for permanent, but they are damaging to hair.

      Go to the FDA website & type in permanent or relaxers so you understand what are the side effects.
      http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/byaudience/forwomen/ucm118527.htm

      Here's the newest news:
      The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently seized tens of thousands of bottles of "Rio" hair relaxer products after determining they can cause severe hair loss or turn hair green.

      The FDA last month warned consumers not to use "Rio Hair Naturalizer Systems," a product imported from Brazil and sold through television infomercials by World Rio Corp. of Los Angeles.

      Your hair is envy from us stick straight haired girls! If you know how to care for your hair type, you won't have this problem. Melina Kanakaredes is an example who has hair like yours and she's got beautiful wavy hair.

      Towel dry, scrunch with gel like Samy, blow-dry using a diffuser briefly, toussle the hair, finger comb, shake your head & you're good to go.

      You don't need product for the following method:
      To calm it down a bit, set your hair with plastic curlers, you'll end up with uniform balance of curls. Blow dry while curling them in curlers. Take them out, and finger comb to style. Used by the best hair color models, and the fashion industry, like Victoria Secret Fashion Show Dec. 2009, America's Next Top Models and continued to be used today where salons care about pampering your hair. When you see hair on TV a hair color commercial, they're not done by curling or straightening tools. Hair that shines like that and feels like hair, not hay, has to be done by the best hair tools available w/out damaging to the hair. When you take the curlers out, finger comb to style. Tousle the hair up. or shake your hair.
      Niecy Nash - Dancing with the Stars recently seen using it backstage, too!
      http://abc.go.com/shows/dancing-with-the…

      Source(s):
      I know hair. I have silky, shiny, soft, smooth very healthy hair down to my knees. Previously damaged by perming & dyeing in the 80's & 90's. I've known people in their 30's whose hair stopped growing from ironing their hair in the 70's.

  26. QUESTION:
    How can I cover up designs in my hair?
    I want designs cut into my head for a weekend,but I have a professional job and I know they would not approve of this.Is there anything like a spray maybe that I could use to cover the designs up? If you're not familiar w/ what I'm talking about check this picture out.

    http://www.hairstyletwist.com/blog/uploads/Image/iStock_000003527599XSmall.JPG

    • ANSWER:

  27. QUESTION:
    I need good ideas for hairstyle/nail design for a formal ball?
    I am going to a formal ball next week for law school, and I need some ideas for hairstyles and nail designs. My hair is shoulder length, brown with highlights, and layers (the shortest layer goes to my chin). I was thinking something halfway up/down, like with just a few pieces down in the front to frame my face. (I have a round face). Not anything too wild, or too formal. Something simple and elegant.

    Also, I was looking for ideas on nail art, but I can't find any good ideas (maybe I'm not looking in the right place). It can be elaborate, because I am going to a professional. I was thinking maybe a french manicure style with flowers or something? I don't know....just give me your opinion.

    Most importantly, my dress is a floor length halter-top style dress. It has a red silk underlay, with a sheer black layer over it (so it looks sort of burgundy). It is fitting, so it doesn't "poof out" or anything. It also has a silver decoration at the waistline. (Sorry I don't have a pic! My dress is being altered right now...)

    Any ideas?

    If you need some help, this is a picture of me:
    http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e208/mheinen04/MargaretMirror.jpg

    The dress is this COLOR, but is not "poofy" like the picture:
    www.alight.com/dynamic/1241015701-p.jpg
    Ooops, here is the link to the dress color:
    http://cn1.kaboodle.com/hi/img/2/0/0/6a/a/AAAAAh3OtHYAAAAAAGqr-A.jpg

    • ANSWER:

  28. QUESTION:
    FIDM fashion show questions: What to wear, what to bring, how to act...?
    FIDM stands for Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles. I am one of the new "fashion club" members, and this March, I am invited to attend a pre-show party and the actual fashion show; the first event starts at 4:00pm to 5:30pm while the second starts at 5:30 onwards. First, what time do usual fashion shows end? Second, what should I wear considering that it is at least 4 hours long and very high heels WILL kill me? (Should I dress in somewhat of a business attire or should I wear semi formal? I am 18 years old with 17-year-old friends.) Third, should a I wear at least a thin make-up and then get a make-over from one of the MAC artists in the party? Fourth, how should I have my hair? (professional or just playful? My black hair (with highlights) reaches down to my midback.) Fifth, what are the basic things I should bring in my handbag or should I even BRING a handbag? Sixth, how should I compose myself during the party and the actual show. Please help me.

    • ANSWER:
      1. The length of the fashion show depends on the number of designers showing. Each designer usually takes up to 20 minutes.

      2. Do not wear semi-formal wear as it is completely inappropriate. Business attire is acceptable as long as you accessorize well (think Anna Wintour). If wearing pants, head to toe black works well. If going for color, I suggest a pretty day dress with jacket. Check the "front row" pictures at style.com to get more ideas. Unfortunately, heels are almost manditory, but a 2" heel shouldn't kill you.

      3. Do your own makeup. There will be photographers there and you want your makeup to coordinate with your outfit. Save the MAC makeover for the mall.

      4. Do your own hair. Make sure it is neat. Use and InStyle or style.com for ideas, but do not do anything elaborate. You are not in the show and you are not going to prom. If your hair cut is not fresh, I do advise getting your haircut cleaned up the week before.

      5. I advise bringing a simple clutch, not a hndbag. Only bring a handbag if it is gorgeous and coordinates. What do you need to bring? Your wallet and some lipstick. Maybe some powder. If you are in a related field, I'd also bring business cards.

      6. At the party, mingle and be outgoing. These things are really intended to be networking events and photo ops. During the show, sit up straight with good posture as you might accidentally end up in the background of a fashion show photo.

  29. QUESTION:
    Can you only mix hair bleach in a bowl or can you mix it in a bottle?
    I am bleaching my hair (I've experimented with hair for years so I feel confident in doing it myself and don't have the money to go to a professional). I've done my research and I'm going to Sally's to get the powder bleach and creme developer. The question I have is do I have to mix these two in a bowl or can I use a bottle (one of the ones designed for hair dye application)? I know I have to put the bleach on quickly to get an even effect so I was hoping I could use bottle application since I am more experienced with that? If I can only mix it in a bowl that's fine, I'll just mix a little at a time, but I'm still curious if I can use bottle application?

    • ANSWER:
      You can...But the mixture is pretty thick, and you may have a hard time...

  30. QUESTION:
    If I want healthy, waist-length hair, is flat-ironing or relaxing better?
    If I want healthy, waist-length hair, is flat-ironing or relaxing better?

    I think my hair type is 4a, but I'm not completely sure. When it is wet, it has an "S" pattern to it. It looks like this (but shorter):

    http://www.growafrohairlong.com/images/essence.jpg

    When it is dry, it turns into this:

    http://www.growafrohairlong.com/images/litefro.jpg

    I am 16 years old. I had a relaxer done by a professional at the age of 13. I think the brand was Design Essentials, but I am not sure. My hair broke out and thinned over the course of a few months, and I had to cut the damage off (down to 2 1/2 to 3 inches) before the start of my freshman year in high school. I wore braid extensions for a while, and then I started to get my hair flat-ironed at a salon. It has been about 2 and a half years since I cut my hair after the relaxer breakage. My hair is now somewhere between shoulder and armpit length (closer to armpit length). It is very thick, and my stylist says it is very healthy.
    Problem is, I want to grow my hair down to waist length. Is this possible to do through getting regular flat-ironing services at a shop? If so, what other information should I know? Is flat-ironing or relaxing better for my goal?

    Also, I eventually want to start doing my own hair at home. I need to learn how to do my own hair...so does anyone have a good regimen for flat-ironed hair? Any good suggestions for a flat-iron brand?

    Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Neither is good for your hair, but flat ironing is the better of the two. Continue to get it professionally done though so you don't damage your hair.

  31. QUESTION:
    Emergency hair problem...highlights look awful!?
    I highlighted my hair at home last night. Bad idea, I know...but I've done it before (years ago) and it looked good last time. This time---it looks awful!

    I have dark brown hair and I used L'oreal Frost & Design in the caramel color. First of all, I don't like the placement of the highlights. They are uneven and the left side of my head has more highlights than the right side and there's a HUGE stripe down the back of my head.

    The worst part is, they are not the light brown/dark blonde color that they appeared on the box. They are ORANGE.

    What can I do? I am NOT waiting for these to grow out. I want a solution now. I've heard about using hair color remover? What will this do to the non-highlighted parts of my hair though?

    My plan was to use a hair color remover and then wait a day or two and then color my whole head with a color that I normally use. Is this an okay plan?

    I'm not going to a salon or a professional because I don't have the money, not to mention I live too far away and the roads are awful because of ice. The farthest I want to travel is down the street to the store.

    Any help is appreciated!

    • ANSWER:

  32. QUESTION:
    Questions about claymation characters (6 inch), clothing and set design? 10 points for best answer?
    Claymation characters
    Where can I get Newplast as cheap as possible without paying P&P? Know any good stores?
    How can I make the newplast/plasticine smooth and even on the character, e.g a face?
    If using a non-mixable/waterproof clay (polymer, I think) - how do I get dark circles around the eyes without making them look like big grey splodges - as you want it to look slightly tinted?
    How to do eyelashes (for girls)?
    Would long hair and short hair look better as plasticine, or fibre like coraline?

    Clothing
    Should I make clothes with fabric or plasticine: why / why not?
    If fabric, where can I get it from for a decent price and how do I make clothes e.g. long-sleeved shirt and trousers?
    If plasticine, how do I make the clothes fit the character properly and without looking too bulky?

    Set design
    How do you make your claymation look professional when it is finally pieced together as you can usually tell the difference between professional movies(, e.g. Corpse Bride and Nightmare Before Christmas) from home made claymations (and I know Corpse Bride and possible NBC use puppets)? Is it all to do with the lighting?
    How to create a painted background?
    How to make realistic rain and snow?
    Where to buy or how to make minature tables and basic furniture?
    What to make doors and walls out of? And if they are spose to look like stone (for example)?

    • ANSWER:
      I recommend googling for claymation forums. There are a bunch out there, and likely you'd get more detailed answers/help from those places.

  33. QUESTION:
    Why isn't my hair holding its color?
    I have the shampoo designed, I dye my hair permanently but it won't stay the color I want it. It's gone within a week. I've gone to professionals and it lasts a week as well. Since had my first baby and I'm on my last child, I've never been able to do it...What's going on, is it hormones and ageing?!

    • ANSWER:
      As we get older, our hair becomes more porous and will not hold the color as long. Red is the hardest to keep because the dye itself is more prone to fading (same concept as a red t-shirt that loses its color quickly). I went to a lighter shade so the grays are not as dominate looking as they start showing up. Some tips would be to only wash your hair every other day with a color safe shampoo and use a lighter hair color that compliments your skin tones.

  34. QUESTION:
    a questions for scene kids?
    i am a professional hair stylist and a lot of teenagers are coming in and asking me what kind of scene hair is in right now..
    but i am not a scene professional so i never know what to answer:[
    they want to know what kind of dying design is in now...eg. stripes, leopard prints..etc.

    and can you also tell me the styles that are NOT popular?
    or thing i should never recommend to my customers??

    or can you please tell me what kind of scene hair you have??
    like your bang type, color , length, dying design, accessories...

    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Leopard prints and "coontail) (raccoon looking stripeythingsss.) are popular, I guess. Look up pictures of Kiki Kannibal and Dakota Rose. they're so-called "scene queens". and popular right now.
      Cut their hair with lots of layer, depending on how extreme they want to teaste their hair.
      i have long bangs that CAN cover my right eye, but don't.
      my hair is black (dyed).
      bows from claires are the bomb.(:
      **note: i'm not totally scene, i just have the hair and the wardrobe, hahaha.**

  35. QUESTION:
    How do you clean a horse hair couch?
    I recieved an old couch from my grandma that has an off-white background (who knows, maybe it will be white after I clean it) with an orange & yellow lotus blossom design on it. It is stuffed with horse hair. It's pretty funky and I really like it. It is generally dirty all over just from use and also has some definate spots of who knows what.

    I have no idea how to clean it - steam, professional, etc. Any knowledge on this would be great.

    • ANSWER:
      I tried to find an answer for you but couldn't, good luck with that!

  36. QUESTION:
    Is my hair too damaged to go platinum blonde?
    I currently have a medium blonde hair color (that until yesterday was a light blonde, miss clairol mixed up toasted almond solution with the "Shine Happy Glaze" GRRRR, luckily no ammonia in this color and it is non-permanent). The color didn't fully take though because I checked the vial and realized my mistake.. I washed it out after only 5 minutes and have been able to make it fade to a medium blonde tone.

    Over the past few months these events have occured:
    -Starting with my naturally Light Blonde hair...
    -December: Went to a hairdresser asking for platinum blonde with maybe some dark undertones just to make it edgy. The stylist is a very eccentris stylist and is also my friends mom.. It turned out with a really distinguished brown and platinum design. But not what I asked for...
    -Late February: went to a DIFFERENT stylist and she took out most of my brown hair and added some highlights to try to blend. This took two trips but you could still se a major color difference between what used to by a multitonal design.
    -Beginning of April: I decided to try to take out some of the multitonal-ness and touch up my roots. I decided to use a garnier bleach and a nice and easy light neutral blonde color to tone. It turned out yellow suffice it to say
    -Next day... Went to a stylist and she put a professional dye on it and added highlights to blend.

    I would really like to go platinum blonde like I originally wanted (done by a stylist not myself) but do you think that my hair is too damaged??
    I should also say that currently my hair is soft and I don't have many (if any) split ends. It also feels soft, not rough and dry, just to add that on.

    Any ideas on how to prep my hair if I decide to do this? Any conditioning brands or products?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds to me as if you already have a lot of bleach on your hair, too much overlapping and reapplying to those ends breaks down your hair shaft. If your naturally a light blonde, your hair is probably fine and you may be able to achieve a platinum with a high lift color without bleaching.
      I would suggest going for a consultation with a stylist to see what condition your hair is in, from the sounds of it, I would probably give it a rest from bleaching! Also, if your ends are already the color you are trying to achieve, you only need to do your re-growth.

      ** A good rule of thumb, if your hair is lighter after home-coloring, your using a permanent color.

  37. QUESTION:
    Personality discrimination? Respective, self-starter, professional worker not good enough anymore these days?
    Is being a respective, self-starter, professional worker not good enough anymore these days?

    Details:
    In my past work experience I've run across confrontation about my personality. For the most part I do my job, but when it comes to socializing I kind of like to keep it short because it most often leads to drama. Unfortunately, keeping it short has led me to be unemployed once. I used to work as a receptionist at a University. It was a temporary job, and I was hired to specifically assist the Executive Assistant (my supervisor) because she had so much on her plate. My main job duties were to greet visitors, direct them to their destination, answer and direct phone calls, copying, filing, b-day planning, and whatever assistance the other professors needed. Almost daily my supervisor provided me with a list of things to do, which usually took all day. When there wasn't anything to do I would find something else to keep me busy.

    As months ensued, complaints from the "head director" (??? - forgot his actual title) came about. His complaints were:

    - When walking into the main office I would jump from my seat as if I were doing something I shouldn't have been doing.

    - Leaving the door half open appeared unwelcoming.

    - I don't take the initiative to offer to help

    - He could never tell whether I was happy or sad

    These complaints were not made directly to me. The head director spoke to my supervisor and she passed along the information. I was insulted... and my supervisor spoke on my behalf because every complaint could be accounted for except for the first and last complaint, which was total BS. When I showed improvement in these areas more complaints popped up. One day he called to ask how to obtain a parking pass from guests. I explained to him the process, which was to fill out a form and someone would need to take the form to the "campus parking department" (whatever it's called). Immediately following the conversation he e-mailed my supervisor and complained that I did not take initiative to take the parking form to the required place. Once again, I was insulted... I wanted to defend myself, but my supervisor informed me this is the way professional environments are. You don't fight back, you just make the necessary changes and move along. The head director went as far as using my love for Graphic Design against me. In his words, "Do you think it's her love for Graphic Design that makes her a bad receptionist?"

    I lost all respect for this man, and...I no longer cared too much for the job. I wasn't hired to put on clown shoes and put on a performance. I did the job...

    Eventually, before my temporary contract ended they began preparations make my position a FT job. Of course I applied to the job and by applying I would be considered first. -_- They said they wanted someone who would fit in with the "team" and they wanted someone with a bubbly personality.

    Who did they hire? They hired a sickly man who days before working had gastric bypass surgery, living off Crystal-Lite water, and whose personality was far from bubbly. I should mention the new receptionist was a friend of the account manager and acct. manager's assistant.

    It's just amazing to me how people get away nepotism. The acct. manager's assistant was a very flamboyant man who sometimes wore make up and hair weaves, loud, and a very nasty attitude.
    The new receptionist was also apart of this lifestyle. Months later I visited my then supervisor because we built a close friendship (so I thought), and the new receptionist was talking on new web camera to his friend.
    Michr, I'm sure you can read so how about reading the headline question or the first two lines to this post. PS - You're a jerk.

    • ANSWER:
      is there a question here?
      sorry you feel so bad about this job but what is it you would like to know?
      or did you just need to rant/vent?

      get over it and move on worrying about this is not good for you.....

  38. QUESTION:
    how to get rid of red hair color ?
    My hair was naturally medium ash brown with light ash brown shades , Mom tried to dye my hair light ash blonde without bleaching but the color that i came up with was aweful it was more like light curry i hated that color so i dyed it medium ash brown but i got the same color maybe a little bit darker ...i was like :O what da hell..after all i left my hair to rest and i added a lot of conditions and i decided to dye my hair light brown but the color i got was reddish light brown i hate that red shade a loy but my friends said that it fits me so i let for about month and a half and the color started to fade and it became dark red so i decided to dye it i asked a professional and she told me that i have to use dark ash blonde and add a green matt form color design to the dye it's an italian dye so it will tone down the red tone but when i washed my hair the color was dark reddish brown the red is still there
    i need help desperately :(

    • ANSWER:
      honestly...it has to grow out or be bleached. red is the worst for dyeing over. it never fully gos and you will always notice a slight red undertone. i dyed my hair bright red a year ago and since then ive gone as dark as black but still you can see it. to bleach it i would suggest going to a stylist as you can seriously damage it. it will probably go ginger but then you will put something over the top and it will probably cancel it out. growing it out is probably safest although it does take a while. just stick to a dark tone until its grown out. then think about going lighter if you want.
      best of luck.

  39. QUESTION:
    Shaving bikini area help?
    I like to shave my pubic hair completely off. But I can never get close enough. No matter how hard I try, there's always some stubble. Also, I have killer razor burn whenever I shave it. I don't really want to get a professional wax job because of the money and uncomfort. How can I make it as soon as possible? Also, what if I were to transition to like a landing strip or any other kind of pubic hair design?

    • ANSWER:
      use shaving cream, and a good razor.

      exfoliate the area every day in the shower (buy a grainy exfoliator.. like St. Ives)

      Use a cream like Bikini Zone that prevents ingrowns and razor burn (you can get this in walmart or CVS or whatever)

      After the bikini zone dries, put on a dusting of baby powder. before you put your clothes on. Razor burn and bumps and discomfort is caused by MOISTURE.

      wear cotton panties. No slippery rayon/polyester ones.

  40. QUESTION:
    Are the Ed Hardy design Straighteners on GHD's?
    like is the Ed Hardy print on GHD's
    http://edhardyshop.com/categories/edhardy-womens/edhardy-womens-accessories/hair-care-accessories/vintage-tattoo-collage-professional-styling-iron.html

    • ANSWER:
      k

  41. QUESTION:
    Head Lice Removal Service Hair Care Therapy located in San Jose,Ca?
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    Our clinic is located at 1848 Saratoga Ave. at the Westgate Professional Center. Our clinic is designed and devoted exclusively for head lice infestation, specifically for individuals that can't seem to get rid of resistant head lice. Our product is 100% non toxic – and we stand by our work performed. We take great care to make certain that we are providing our clients with the safest and most professional services available.

    • ANSWER:
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  42. QUESTION:
    Eye makeup ideas for green hair.?
    I'm doing a convention in a week where I will be showcasing a green hair dye. I have already designed make-up for dramatic looks and minimal look, but I need some ideas for a look that is supportive. What color eyeshadow and lipstick/gloss would work to support the color without competing with it? We are looking to avoid greens, as they are being used extensively in the dramatic look. The haircolor in question is Manic Panic's Enchanted Forest, which is a dark blue-green.

    Please note: do not leave comments that are derogatory towards the hair color itself. While I realize that some people believe they are being clever and funny by leaving snarky comments, such comments are absolutely useless in the context of answering the question. I am only interested in professional, artistic comments that will help us put our demo together. Compliance with this request is appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      i agree with the first person, smokey eye seems like a good choice. a black should do the trick. as for lips, i say just a clear gloss. it'll be pretty without drawing attention away from the hair.

  43. QUESTION:
    Am I the exception to the rule of being black and professional?
    I've been reading a lot about black men who wear braids within the last hour. A lot of women say men who wear braids are immature or men who wear braids will never get a good paying job. I'm 25 and have braids. I always worked in professional settings such as banks, insurance companies and the major wireless carriers. After reading blogs online about how people felt men having braids I learned that people really judge men with braids. As of right now, I'm a successful personal banker for a major financial institution. I plan on keeping my braids until I say so. I always keep my braids clean and net. The last year or so I started to "calm" down the designs and mainly keep my braids straight back with no specific designs. People are quick to judge based on hair. A lot of people assume so much about me but if they only knew I graduated from college, don't drink or smoke at all, and is a family man. We are talking about hair, not personality but hair! My question is why is hair so important at the job if its clean and neat? If you had to interview two people for a professional job with one having a short hair cut and the other having braids who would your choose based on looks? Would you assume that the guy with the short hair cut because you may assume he's professional or the guy with the braids who has the neat braids? What if you hired the guy with the short hair and turned out to be the worst employee ever? Would you had regret about not hiring the braided guy or just assume he would of turned out bad as well? Thanks for all the answers in advance

    • ANSWER:
      Braids tend to receive a bad name do to the thuggish image attached to it. Yes, i agree with you sometimes people should make better judgement of others. I can tolerate a man with a clean image and neat, clean braids. You have to remember every man is not like you. A lot of folks with braids and dread locks neglect their image, thus giving the hair do's there bad reputation.

  44. QUESTION:
    the best local hairstylists?
    yes, i am a professional and young hairstylist who is passionate with what i do. i just want to tell everyone here that if anyone in new york city who wants a hairstylist who can offer you the best hair cutting and decent price at the best location, please go check my own business page on facebook.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/siyu-hair-design/112746914574?ref=ts

    i also would love to meet more hairstylists and we can grow our skills together and share our experiences.

    • ANSWER:
      Try somewhere on the upper east side

  45. QUESTION:
    Is this a good online business idea?
    Hello. I would like to quit my job and become rich as well as achieving financial freedom. I would like to start an online business.

    I would create custom websites for new and small businesses like hair salons, small retail stores, small law firms, small financial planning firms, etc. I do not have much knowledge in CSS or HTML, but since I would be working for very small companies, I would need just a professional design and some features. Websites like weebly,com and webs.com can offer me this, and I would upgrade to more professional levels to get more options when building the website.

    I would also offer social and web marketing in addition to the web design as most of these companies will not already have a web presence. I am very good with marketing.

    So even though I won't be a mega web design firm that does 100k projects, all I am looking for is a nice business to replace my current six figure a year job. I still think I can pull it off even though i would be using a drag and drop based design software. Maybe I could later upgrade to a more professional software.

    What do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      I think that everyone wants to have their "get rich" scheme work out.

      However, this is not an original idea and as i don't want to "cut you up or anything" i would suggest that you come up with a new software that will be useful besides a website designer.
      Ex. Chemistry Reaction Calculator

      Also, i don't see any use of "replacing" a six-figure a year job. If anything try out this idea, or lack there of, while keeping your current job and see how everything goes.

      In conclusion, if you think that you can pull off this idea, then go for it, but I don't see you making 100,000+ anytime soon with a great deal of competitors using the same method you are considering.

      Good Luck

  46. QUESTION:
    Part 1 of my 'ideal school' essay.?
    I wrote this essay for a contest. how's my 'ideal school'?

    My ideal school would be a boarding school, placed in a great city named Venheimen, far-far in the future. My ideal school would have around 2000 students and be named Morgan Aniston Secondary Boarding School, after the great man who founded the city.

    In my fictional universe, education starts at the age of 6 and ends at 16, with the option of university for the graduates. Students from the age of 6 to 11 go to primary school, where they would take the Primary School Examination (PSE) which will decide which secondary school they would go to. Students 12 to 16 go to secondary school and take the Secondary School Examination (SSE) at the age of 16.

    In my ideal school, classes start at 9am and finish at around 4pm, with lunch at noon lasting 1 hour. Friday classes end 1 hour early. Students study compulsory subjects such as English, Mathematics, Additional Mathematics, Science, Astrology, Computer Technology, World History, Basic Geography and Creative Art and have a choice to study elective courses such as French, Chinese, German, Biology, Chemistry, Advanced Computer Technology, Advanced Geography, Space Research, Business Studies, Music and Professional Art. Students are required to take at least 2 elective courses.

    Creativity is highly encouraged among students in the school. Students create an endless stream of new inventions, letting their dreams come to life, though not all of which are positive and work well. Once, a group of boy students built a war robot to battle against another team’s robot. The robot went awry, grabbing a hair design and fashioning machine made by a group of girl students and started hitting everyone on the head with it. To end the situation, a group of teachers and students hit the robot on the head with sledgehammers and mallets. The robot returned the hair design and fashioning machine to its creators, who were given such a bad haircut they had to be warded for shock.

    There is a computer room with virtual-reality computers where the internet is an interactive space one can delve in. Antivirus programs are virtual rifles held in one’s hand shooting corrupt files and viruses. Games are played with eye goggles and motion sensor gloves. The virtually unlimited number of games forced the school to limit computer time to 2 hours a week on weekends because students were spending 20 hours a day in the computer lab. This has upset many students. There is a hair salon for girls where they change their hair to any style and colour they want.

    Every Friday there are arms training lessons given to all students at 3pm. This is because all healthy 17 years olds have to go for military service for 1 year. They are taught the art of Gunkata, martial arts with weapons, the notoriously difficult art of avoiding an enemy’s weapon fire and firing your gun, practiced with click guns. Unarmed combat training is also given, causing a worrying trend of kung fu fights in the halls and full hospital wings every Friday. The secondary objective for arms training is to relieve the stress the students feel after a weeks worth of classes and homework. Students are free to leave the school on weekends and wander around the city or return home as long as they are back by 8pm on Sunday. Students are strictly forbidden from borrowing live weapons from the arms locker at all times.

    Breakfast consists of buttered toast, oatmeal, porridge, cereal, eggs, sausages and jam with coffee. Lunch, Steamed rice, cornmeal, bread, chicken, fish, vegetables and potatoes, whereas dinner is a hearty affair of lamb chops, roast chicken, vegetables and potatoes with Yorkshire pudding. The students select their desired meal on computer screens and their order will be served within 2 minutes. Students are allowed to be creative with their food as well, creating many awkward, strange and downright disgusting combinations of food. Instant noodles were served when there was a feast and everyone finished everything in the kitchens save for nissin noodles. A breakdown in communication (the telephone broke, and no one could call telecoms) ensured hearty meals of noodles 3 times a day for a week. There was a decrease in interest in noodles among all students.

    Students are also allowed to cook their own meals during cooking classes once a week to improve their skills. Many students found their hidden talent, creating exceptional meals of great taste, while many others find that their talents lay elsewhere, because their cooking was utterly repulsive. Once some students made Beef Wellington using a real, stinking Wellington boot stuffed with old beef they bought from a bargain bin and fried in mashed potato gravy, the smell of which caused 5 students to faint and 1 teacher poisoned because she was forced to try it, and let us not talk of the time someone tried to make a Baked Alaskan.

    Students are required to spend 2 hours a day in study rooms,

    • ANSWER:
      I do not like your ideal school. It reminds me too much of the boarding school I went to and hated.

      I like that compulsory education ends at 16 (although it already does in some states, most kids just don't know that) but some of the required classes seem a bit weird. I mean, why is astrology mandatory? Also why creative art? Why not just have a bunch of different art classes as electives. I don't think military should be required either as it really has nothing to do with school.

      I do like that there seems to be more creativity allowed than there is in school today. But overall I still think it's too controlling of students.

      My ideal school (Sudbury School) already exists, although most people haven't heard of it.

  47. QUESTION:
    ok, this is for your women......?
    ok, I have been going out with this girl for eight months, but have been friends for about a year and a half. We are in love, we have even talked about marriage, and we are trying to make that work. However, listen to this....ok, I'm 30 yrs old, and financially, I just lost my job, and I'm in the pursuit of another one. I have a graphic design career, but there are no jobs out there for it in my area, she is also not financiall stable because she works part time (by the way, she is 23 yrs old, and a professional hair stylist). lately we have been fighting about stupid things, which puts a strain on the relationship. She is the type that gets worried about everything, me, I'm a go getter, but don't let things stress me out. So the other day she comes to me and says that she needs space between us, because she says my situation and hers are discouraging her from pursuing this relationship. As if this was not enough, and after much talking, (she says she loves me, and trust me people, she has proven her love to me) I found out that the reason she does not love me "enough" is because she would like me to tone up?...by the way, she did know me when I was fat, and she liked me then, I lost 65 pounds( and I'm not wobbly either, just need some toning), and now look good, but I do have to admit, I'm slender and look good, and do need some tightening in a few areas, but I'm slender/slightly build is how I would describe myself, I have a small tummy, most girls would say is no big deal(cause I have asked). I want you people to know that she really does love me, and I know she is loyal to me, otherwise she would not have stuck around with me for so long, I know this to be true. However, I'm baffled, because I know this woman really loves me, she has shown it to me time after time, both physically and emotionally, but how could a woman love a man so much, and show it so much, but have a problem with me emotionally because of a physical drawback (that by the way, I'm working out 3 times a week). I asked her once, a while back, that if my physical appearence is a problem, and she said no, because she knows that I'm constantly working out and improving myself, like I have always. However, no job, no career, and she says she is super attracted to me, but that i need to tone up??, can someone help me figure this woman out????, PLEASE!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      if you get a job you wont have so much time on your hands to sit around and think a load of rubbish like this!

  48. QUESTION:
    I'm wanting to set up a freelance bridal hair and make up business, please help - so many Questions...?
    So many questions, if you could please help! Thanks

    1) I am wanting to set up a business for bridal hair and make up artist, including nails and manicures, is there a specific name for this or is it literally, bridal hair and make up artist?

    2) What would be the best insurance for this kind of business, any links to websites?

    3) How do I set up a website? I don't want one which ends in .microsoftoffice.uk etc, I would want it to literally be; www."business name".co.uk, how do I go about setting this up?

    4) How do you design/create a logo specifically for your business? Are there professionals who can do this for you? Any links to websites you could give and incl. prices?

    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      My daughter found the makeup artist and hair stylist she uses for modeling photo shoots through www.modelmayhem.com

      I would assume (I am in US) that your personal auto or home insurance agent could provide you with insurance advice. Uusually find talking to a real live person who is a professional insurance agent is better than anything on the internet.

      I buy business cards, stationary etc from www.123print.com and they have a whole section on beauty that has some cute logos etc for hair/makeup type of businesses.

  49. QUESTION:
    Meeting with a photographer?
    So I have a meeting with a photographer for a TFP shoot and this is the email he sent me: What questions should I ask him? This is my first shoot, so I am still unsure about what to ask and what to expect...what are your ideas? Any general information would help greatly:

    Hi,
    Okay, TFP=Time for prints, you give me your time, I will shoot you at no charge and give you few images for the web on a CD. I do provide snacks, beverages, and food if you get there hungry or get hungry, I do have a huge wardrobe from hats to formal dresses and all in between. You can do your own make up and hair, unless you want a professional to do that, your people or people I work with, and my artist does hair and make up and her fee is per shoot, she usually spend about two hours at the studio with us, she does her work and stick around for touch up and stuff. If you schedule a shoot, please don't cancel the day before or even two days before, I need longer notice, and please don't make an appointment if you are hesitant or not sure. The shoot will take about 3-4 hours and that includes the MUA time also. I will have your images ready within one week to 10 days, and at times I have them ready in two days, you will have to sign a model release for me. I do have an assistant, her or him are also photographers, Trish or Steven. You are more than welcome to bring someone along with you, and my studio is in a business building. Should you need more info to please let me know. I will have a concept for you once we have a scheduled shoot. This Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, are out of the question, I'm all booked and next Saturday is gone also. Will ask for simple attire depending on the shoot and concept, and if you are well financially, I may do a concept that will be super gorgeous with special hair designs and attire. :) Looking forward to see what your thought s are and when we can schedule the shoot..

    Rod

    • ANSWER:
      I would say the photographer is doing a lot of right things with this note. In most cases where there is a dispute during or after a TF* shoot, it is because things are not spelled out in advance. This is more than you will get from many TF photographers.

      Almost all photographers require a model release. This can be very simple - like a test release that gives them the right to post the image on an online portfolo. The other is a commercial release that gives them the right to sell your image. If you are a brand new aspiring model, and this is an established photographer, it would not be unusual to have them want a commercial release. The odds of them selling an image are small, but if they happen to get a good image they may put it in their stock photo portfolio and yes, hopefully make a couple of dollars. But that's what you get when you are starting ... an alternative would be to pay them 0 for a shoot. Model releases are for the photographer's benefit.

      While I like what he has written (and I am probably slanted toward being a photographer rather than being a model), you should clarifiy a couple of things. How many images (many very good photograghers only want their best work to leave their studio - 2-3 per outfit is not unreasonable. You don't want more than 1, maybe 2, images in the same outfit in your portfolio anyhow). Will the images be retouched? What resolution (ie are they good for web or also good for printing)? Are they watermarked?

      You can never tell when you are working with someone for the first time, but like I said, this sounds better than most.

  50. QUESTION:
    Should I get a haircut to look more 'professional'?
    Im 18 and trying to take my web design business to the next level. On Monday I plan on going out full time to sell web sites to business owners. Right now my hair is longer and it kind of looks like Zach Efrons hair. A lot of the older people I have worked with in the past always make comments about my hair and say I need to get a hair cut. However, I know a lot of the girls like the hair style that I have. Dont get me wrong, I would love to rock a buzz or a short hair style but I have pretty big eye brows and my forhead is kind of big too. I guess I am just self concious. What do you think I should do?

    Note: Here is what my hair looks like http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.techbanyan.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/4561_Zac-Efron-1-05182007.jpg&imgrefurl=http://connect.in.com/zac-efron-shaved-head/photos-zac-efron-shaved-head-9c2afa052c47e952.html&usg=__zqecBItFOnDSEPP_IEG8pR4j6EM=&h=393&w=300&sz=91&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=27-K5-53omscRM:&tbnh=128&tbnw=103&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dzach%2Befron%2Bhair%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26rlz%3D1R2ADFA_enUS375%26biw%3D1419%26bih%3D676%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=rc&dur=276&ei=JsiBTOmMOIiBnwf7m621Dg&oei=JsiBTOmMOIiBnwf7m621Dg&esq=1&page=1&ndsp=41&ved=1t:429,r:27,s:0&tx=72&ty=78

    • ANSWER:
      girls like the hair, but girls LOVE the money even more. if your hair doesn't look professional then cut it a little shorter so it wont take that long to grow back but still not to long where you do not look professional.


Precision Hair Design

Professional Hair Scissors The most common hair scissors in the market are made for right handed users. This becomes a problem when Nanny is a lefty and will eventually have no choice but to get the right hair shear. Some scissors solves this problem by providing various kinds of scissors, which can be used either right handed or left handed people. These scissors is one of the hair is recommended cutting tools, which have been tested and proven over several decades.

For example, hairdressers scissors Joewell come in opposing the displacement and ergonomic design to fit its needs none. Whether you work in a beauty salon hair or you just want to cut your own hair at home, Joewell shear is the best choice for a simple and manageable hairdressers. The opposite shift of the classical style designed for the perfect hairdresser, who uses their thumb and middle finger. This reduces the precision even for stylists, who stayed with his hands. The opposite shift of design is the oldest design scissors haircut.

Joewell shears are offset is best suited for people who use their large and ring finger to cut hair. This project was presented 25 years ago, when schools began to teach hairdressing people to use their large and ring finger to hold the scissors. This allows them to free the index finger and palm, to keep his head while working with scissors. This type of shear design is known to provide more comfort for the thumb, as it allows the best hand movement without straining short fingers.

This is a pair of scissors also come in ergonomic designs that are handmade and provide greater flexibility for users. Ergonomically designed scissors sharpening equipment are known to be healthy to use. They also provide many benefits for the hair stylist, as it prevents improper posture and unnecessary bending of the wrist. This type of shift Joewell recommended stylists who use the palm to palm cutting, because it prevents too much emphasis on the hands, fingers and wrists.

Scissors come in three different systems in tension according to user needs and comfort:

Flat screw. This allows the scissors to be tight in all cases, to avoid weakening. There is a flat blade screw to keep a tight grip to ensure that the blades stay sharp scissors and a mechanism for the company at any time. Adjustable screw. This type of tension system allows the scissors to adapt to the pace of the user. As a result of the seizure stabilized and accurate cutting of hair, but flexible to facilitate the hairdressers. Dry bearing system. This system uses a resin on a dry bearing which is a very strong point, smeared on the axle. This tension system is used to clear the opening and closing. There is no need in having this kind of tension. This system is usually used for lightweight scissors to fatigue / stress-free sharply.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    cap highlights for long brown hair. more at face, and crown. fewer in back. Need tips on which hole pattern?
    I have to use loreal design & frost dramatic hi precision pull through cap highlihting kit. Color kit is H65. My hair is almost exactly the brown color shown on the base of that shade and if you look on the loreal paris website, it shows a great picture of it. I desperately need any tips, suggestions, things to avoid etc. My hair is about waist length with long layers and this is what I am going for. I want the hi-lites framing my face to be alot (heavier)? and from front of crown to back, I'm thinking just a slight decrease in degree/amount as compared to face. I dont want to have a drastic difference since what I do on the crown will determine how the highlights either compliment/blend (or not) with my brown base on the sides of my head. I want to have the brown base/undertone show through on sides and back, while having just minimal hilites in back. Sort of like Fergie when her hair is darker undertoned. No streaks. If You can help at all, I am begging. Missi

    • ANSWER:
      the thing is, caps are meant for hair 4 inches or shorter.

      you can do your best to pull the hair from the sides and crown, but it isn't very precise. it is going to be hard to pull hair that long through the cap. its going to take awhile!

  2. QUESTION:
    What present should I get for my friend?
    Me and 5 friends are all pitching in 20 dollars or less. My friend just got a new room so something that goes with this comforter would be good. I already looked at the stuff on the site that goes with it, but they are too expensive. She also like music and movies a lot, and goes on the computer all the time. Because she is only getting one gift, we want it to be good. What should I get her? I was thinking maybe a comfy chair that matches the bed, so if you can find one post the link.

    Here is her new stuff
    http://store.delias.com/browse.do?catego…

    Ps. she is painting the walls light blue

    Oh and I have to get it by Friday so I can either go to Wal-Mart, Kohls, marshalls, modells, block buster, pet store, or bed bath and beyond (few minutes away)
    or
    Accessories
    Aldo Shoes
    AT&T
    Bakers
    Claire's Boutique
    Coach
    FOSSIL
    Guess
    H&M
    In The Spotlight
    Justice
    Lane Bryant
    Le Gourmet Chef
    Lids
    Men's Wearhouse and Tux
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    Shi
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    Swarovski Crystal
    Tilly's
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    Men's Wearhouse and Tux
    Wet Seal

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    Michaels

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    Borders
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    abercrombie
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    GapKids
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    Justice

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    Ticketmaster

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    Pier 1 Imports
    Rockaway Art & Framing
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    Select Comfort

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    Alberto's Jewelry
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    Timeless
    White Diamond Jewelers
    Zales Jewelers

    Luggage
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    Gap
    Guess
    Harleyville USA
    Hollister Co.
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    Journeys
    PacSun
    Tilly's
    Zumiez

    Men's Fashions
    Abercrombie & Fitch
    Aeropostale
    American Eagle Outfitters
    Charley's Grilled Subs
    Eddie Bauer
    Esquire Big & Tall
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    Gap
    Guess
    Harleyville USA
    Hollister Co.
    J. Crew
    Journeys
    Men's Wearhouse and Tux
    PacSun
    Tilly's

    Men's Speciality Fashions
    Men's Wearhouse and Tux

    Music / Electronics / Video
    Apple Computer
    AT&T
    Best Buy
    Brookstone
    EB Games
    fye - For Your Entertainment
    GameStop
    Radio Shack
    Saturday Matinee
    Sprint

    Optical / Eyewear
    Cohen's Fashion Optical
    LensCrafters
    Pearle Vision Express
    Solstice
    Sterling Optical

    Photography
    Best Buy
    CVS
    Flash! Digital Portraits
    Sears Portrait Studio
    The Picture People

    Restaurants (order at the counter)
    Cajun Cafe
    Charley's Grilled Subs
    East Cafe
    Friendly Restaurant
    Master Wok
    McDonald's
    Muldoon's Steakhouse & Pub
    My Kitchen
    Panera Bread
    Popeye's Chicken
    Qdoba Mexican Grill
    Sakkio Japan
    SaladWorks
    Sole' Mex
    Subway
    Villa Pizza
    Wendy's

    Restaurants (order via wait staff)
    Friendly Restaurant
    Great American Grill at the Hilton Garden Inn
    Muldoon's Steakhouse & Pub
    Sizzler

    Services
    AT&T
    Bank Of America
    Cohen's Fashion Optical
    Dazzles
    Exotic Nails
    Glamour Shots
    Jenny Craig
    Kitchen Magic
    Law Offices
    LensCrafters
    Liberty Travel
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    Office Depot
    Opinions
    Pearle Vision Express
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    Simon Guest Services
    Sterling Optical
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    Specialty Food
    Auntie Anne's Pretzels
    Charley's Grilled Subs
    Cinnabon
    Gertrude Hawk Chocolates
    GNC
    Godiva Chocolatier
    Maggie Moo's Ice Cream
    Panera Bread
    Starbucks Coffee

    • ANSWER:
      a gift card(they might be boring, but they are so great, the person can really get what they want and need most of all!)

      it can be a mall gift card or a visa gift card type she can use where she wants to,and if you want to get her something more, you could always take her out to lunch somewhere that doesn't cost much or take her to a movie,so she gets to be with her friend as a present too!

  3. QUESTION:
    What should I get for my friend's birthday?
    Me and 5 friends are all pitching in 20 dollars or less. My friend just got a new room so something that goes with this comforter would be good. I already looked at the stuff on the site that goes with it, but they are too expensive. She also like music and movies a lot, and goes on the computer all the time. Because she is only getting one gift, we want it to be good. What should I get her? I was thinking maybe a comfy chair that matches the bed, so if you can find one post the link.

    Here is her new stuff
    http://store.delias.com/browse.do?catego…

    Ps. she is painting the walls light blue

    Oh and I have to get it by Friday so I can either go to Wal-Mart, Kohls, marshalls, modells, block buster, pet store, or bed bath and beyond (few minutes away)
    or
    Accessories
    Aldo Shoes
    AT&T
    Bakers
    Claire's Boutique
    Coach
    FOSSIL
    Guess
    H&M
    In The Spotlight
    Justice
    Lane Bryant
    Le Gourmet Chef
    Lids
    Men's Wearhouse and Tux
    Nine West
    PacSun
    Pet Pourri
    PetsMart
    Shi
    Solstice
    Sunglass Hut
    Swarovski Crystal
    Tilly's
    Wet Seal

    Accessories / Accessorios
    Men's Wearhouse and Tux
    Wet Seal

    Arts & Crafts
    Michaels

    Cards / Books / Gifts / Stationery
    Borders
    Borders Express Book Store
    Brookstone
    Carlton Cards
    Clarks Hallmark
    CVS
    Family Christian Bookstore
    Rite Aid
    Swarovski Crystal

    Children's Fashions
    abercrombie
    Babies 'R Us
    Babyz & Kidz Dynamics
    Crazy 8
    Disney Store, The
    GapKids
    Gymboree
    In The Spotlight
    Justice
    The Children's Place
    Tilly's

    Children's Fashions / Modas para Ninos
    Babyz & Kidz Dynamics
    Justice

    Department Stores
    JCPenney
    Lord & Taylor
    Macy*s
    Sears
    Target

    Drug Store
    Rite Aid

    Entertainment
    Best Buy
    Borders
    EB Games
    fye - For Your Entertainment
    Saturday Matinee
    Ticketmaster

    Entertainment-Theatres
    AMC Theatres

    Food - Specialty
    Charley's Grilled Subs
    Friendly Restaurant
    Le Gourmet Chef
    Maggie Moo's Ice Cream
    My Kitchen
    Qdoba Mexican Grill
    Sole' Mex

    Health and Beauty
    Acme
    Bath & Body Works
    CVS
    Dazzles
    GNC
    Libero Hair Design
    Massage Envy
    Perfumania
    Pro Haircutters
    Rite Aid
    Sally Beauty Supply
    Snip-its
    T.U. Nails
    The Body Shop
    Trade Secret
    Ulta Salon & Cosmetics
    Victoria's Secret
    Victoria's Secret Beauty

    Home Furnishings
    Brookstone
    Michaels
    Pier 1 Imports
    Rockaway Art & Framing
    Rockaway Furniture
    Select Comfort

    Jewelry
    Alberto's Jewelry
    Corbo's
    FOSSIL
    Helzberg Diamonds
    Kay Jewelers
    Piercing Pagoda
    Precision Time
    Silver & Gold Connection
    Swarovski Crystal
    Timeless
    White Diamond Jewelers
    Zales Jewelers

    Luggage
    Coach

    Men's & Women's Fashions
    Abercrombie & Fitch
    Aeropostale
    American Eagle Outfitters
    Eddie Bauer
    Express
    FOSSIL
    Gap
    Guess
    Harleyville USA
    Hollister Co.
    J. Crew
    Journeys
    PacSun
    Tilly's
    Zumiez

    Men's Fashions
    Abercrombie & Fitch
    Aeropostale
    American Eagle Outfitters
    Charley's Grilled Subs
    Eddie Bauer
    Esquire Big & Tall
    FOSSIL
    Gap
    Guess
    Harleyville USA
    Hollister Co.
    J. Crew
    Journeys
    Men's Wearhouse and Tux
    PacSun
    Tilly's

    Men's Speciality Fashions
    Men's Wearhouse and Tux

    Music / Electronics / Video
    Apple Computer
    AT&T
    Best Buy
    Brookstone
    EB Games
    fye - For Your Entertainment
    GameStop
    Radio Shack
    Saturday Matinee
    Sprint

    Optical / Eyewear
    Cohen's Fashion Optical
    LensCrafters
    Pearle Vision Express
    Solstice
    Sterling Optical

    Photography
    Best Buy
    CVS
    Flash! Digital Portraits
    Sears Portrait Studio
    The Picture People

    Restaurants (order at the counter)
    Cajun Cafe
    Charley's Grilled Subs
    East Cafe
    Friendly Restaurant
    Master Wok
    McDonald's
    Muldoon's Steakhouse & Pub
    My Kitchen
    Panera Bread
    Popeye's Chicken
    Qdoba Mexican Grill
    Sakkio Japan
    SaladWorks
    Sole' Mex
    Subway
    Villa Pizza
    Wendy's

    Restaurants (order via wait staff)
    Friendly Restaurant
    Great American Grill at the Hilton Garden Inn
    Muldoon's Steakhouse & Pub
    Sizzler

    Services
    AT&T
    Bank Of America
    Cohen's Fashion Optical
    Dazzles
    Exotic Nails
    Glamour Shots
    Jenny Craig
    Kitchen Magic
    Law Offices
    LensCrafters
    Liberty Travel
    Massage Envy
    Office Depot
    Opinions
    Pearle Vision Express
    PNC Bank
    Precision Time
    Pro Haircutters
    Rockaway Dental
    Sears Portrait Studio
    Simon Guest Services
    Sterling Optical
    The Picture People
    Trade Secret
    Verizon FiOS
    Verizon Wireless
    Weichert

    Shoes
    Aldo Shoes
    Bakers
    Bostonian Shoe
    Easy Spirit
    Esquire Big & Tall
    In The Spotlight
    Journeys
    Lady Foot Locker
    Nine West
    PacSun
    Payless ShoeSource
    Stride Rite
    The Children's Place
    The Walking Company
    Tilly's

    Specialty Food
    Auntie Anne's Pretzels
    Charley's Grilled Subs
    Cinnabon
    Gertrude Hawk Chocolates
    GNC
    Godiva Chocolatier
    Maggie Moo's Ice Cream
    Panera Bread
    Starbucks Coffee

    • ANSWER:
      You can try some good gifts shops

      http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=gifts&x=0&y=0
      http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=p3907.m38.l1313&_nkw=gifts&_sacat=See-All-Categories
      http://www.viewmemo.com/comment1.php?id=1356
      http://www.viewmemo.com/comment1.php?id=1319
      http://www.viewmemo.com/comment1.php?id=1313

  4. QUESTION:
    How do u measure the thickness and water resistance of a dog's hair/fur?
    In my bio class, im designing an experiment on " Does super dog( its fake) food make the coat of Golden Retrievers thicker and more water-resistant. So my friend and I decided to measure thickness with a ruler (measure hair length) and to pour 1 liter of water and see how much water is left in the tub (marked with precision). Do u have any suggestions on changes or a different method of doing this?

    refer to :
    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=ApVxABcp1M2wpZz88Z790vPsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20080920175706AAAOHxP

    • ANSWER:
      you do everytin lmao
      well basically we need to test the water resistancy of the golden retriever
      anyone have ideas about this?

  5. QUESTION:
    Tell me which brushes are these?
    http://www.maccosmetics.com/flash/brush_play/index.tmpl

    Large Powder Brush
    Ultrasoft for a sheer application of face powder. The bristles are arranged in a dome shape and then tapered. It can be used to dust powder onto the face.

    Medium Powder Brush
    Full and dense for dusting loose or pressed powder on face or body. This brush is particularly good for blush application with soft fibers that form a full, rounded shape.

    Large Contour Brush
    For expert application of cheek contour. This brush is a large contour - the fibers form a buffed edge and are soft and firmly bundled.

    Square Shader Brush
    For shading and blending eye shadow. Square flat tip presses firmly but softly on the lid to allow concise application and distribution of shadow. Suitable for powder eye shadows. Of natural fibres.

    Large Sable Shader Brush
    For applying and/or blending eye shadow. Paddle shaped, with a flat rounded tip.

    Small Sable Shader Brush
    Excellent for applying emollient-based products. This brush has fibers which are slightly round-tipped and firm.

    Lip Brush
    For pro-style precision application of lipstick, lipglass and lip conditioner. Flat with square tip: loads the lips with colour and distributes colour evenly.

    Eyeliner Brush
    An extra-fine tipped synthetic fibre brush that delivers a precise, firm, even stroke with which to line the eyes. Use with liquid or cream products.

    Mascara Brush
    For application of mascara products and separating of lashes. This brush has synthetic fibers in a spiral pattern simulating a mascara wand design.

    Sponge Tip Applicator
    A soft-tipped synthetic foam applicator for applying powder, liquid or cream products. Tear-shaped tips allows soft delivery and blending of product, particularly around eye area.

    Large Synthetic Shader Brush
    For applying and/or blending eye shadow. Paddle shaped, with a flat rounded tip. Synthetic: its soft fibres provides pro-quality pick-up and distribution of powder, liquid or cream products.

    Duo Fibre Fan Brush
    A flat, fan-shaped brush of soft synthetic fibre/goat hair blend. Can be used for featherweight application and blending of pigments and powders or as a tool to gently clear the skin of any excess product.

    Small Angled Brow Brush
    Applies colour to the brow. Use to define or add "fill". Its precise angled tip provides pro-style application. Synthetic / natural blend fibre. Use to apply powder, liquid or cream products.

    Medium Angled Sable contour Brush
    Allows for angled contouring. Breat fir eye socket blending with powder products. Sable

    Concealer Brush
    Specially styled for small-area coverage and precise application. Firm and flat, slightly tapered. Good for blending "undereye" and for "spot" touch-ups. If you want to conceal flawlessly, use this!

    Small Sythetic Shader Brush
    For applying and/or blending eye shadow. Paddle shaped, with a flat rounded tip. Synthetic: its soft fibres provides pro-quality pick-up and distribution of powder, liquid or cream products.

    Mini Sythetic Square Shader Brush
    For applying and/or blending eye shadow. Square shaped, with a flat rounded tip. Synthetic: its soft fibres provides pro-quality pick-up and distribution of powder, liquid or cream products.

    Dual Brow and lash Groomer
    For grooming the lashes and to tame those brows to create a precise and flawless look.

    • ANSWER:
      Hey, I'm sorry but can you be a bit more specific? I'm not sure what exactly you're asking here since you've already given all the details about the brushes?

  6. QUESTION:
    Does being religious equal being totally uneducated?
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/faith

    2 b (1): firm belief in something for which there is no proof

    When I look at this in the dictionary I cannot help but ask who believes anything that cannot be proven. There is no other topic in the world you can get some to totally devote themselves to with no proof. Absolutely nothing else. But 90% of the planet believes in answers that were conceived 2000 years ago in an era where they knew substantially less about the heavens and earth than we do today.

    We have yet to explore our oceans and humanity has yet to leave the solar system here in 2009. But you mean to tell me that in the desert these ingenious people came up with the answer to everything in the universe with no questions asked and the whole world gets offended when you call followers of this bullshit idiots? I mean seriously religious people shouldn't even get the consideration for intelligent debate. Faith requires you to be everything but intelligent. It requires your unyielding gullibility and total stupidity to have any meaning.

    If I said I believed there was a magic pink elephant but could never show you one. You would not say I have faith you would call me a liar or and idiot or both or more wouldn't you?

    If I said I believed in Poseidon and he was the reason for the last hurricane you would not elect me to office would you?

    If I said I knew who killed a man but could not show one ounce of proof who would believe me or convict the accused?

    And this very same logic we used in civilization was made by the supreme logical being who wishes us to believe in his existence with absolutely no logic. That would pretty much destroy the theory of intelligent design ( I am sorry I mean pseudo science not theory).

    We marvel at the world's mathematical precisions and the religious say that's proof of intelligence in design....OK, now tell me how supreme intelligence expects creatures made in his own image and intelligence to logically believe in something that cannot be proven. That in itself is an illogical impasse.

    I have come to find religion is a grown up version of a child's imaginary friend and nothing more, its not any different in any regard than that concept. It is a way to externalize blame and reward and avoid responsibility for your actions. It has been used to justify to some extent almost every recorded war in history, it has caused more death than anything else in the world, and if any one ever really read the bible....it never said God love everyone.....never. God had a chosen people whom he preferred above all else the JEWS. And according to the Quran once they fell out of favor God then favored the Muslim's.....(If you believe either book). For a perfect being he is rather unsure and through his entire book has nothing but regrets for the abundance of mistakes he made in mankind. Does not sound like a perfect being at all sounds like a blundering ass who doesn't know what he is doing or have any idea of the ramification of his own actions. And gets upset enough to break everything and try again....Sounds like a big kid not happy with his play things. Not Omniscience!!

    I don't think religious people actual read those books because I have and nothing goes according to the rubbish the spout on and on about. GOD tried to kill us all on more than one occasions..... Maybe that's some Charlie Manson love but no one I know who loves me is thinking about killing me.

    Greeks had Zeus depicted as a perfect Greek much like Hercules which were as real to them as Jesus is to Christians,

    The Vikings had Odin and Thor as real to them as Jesus to Christians.

    The Indian's have Vishnu's who is depicted with Hindi cultural stylings.

    ...The messiah was to have:
    Rev. 1:14-16.

    His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; 15And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. 16And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.

    Not a white guy unless you know many white folks that have skin comparable to brass.....but whites run the world so guess what god looks like again....WHITE.

    It seems god or gods are very flexible to looking like the people that worship them. Funny that smells alot like bullshit.....yes I think so.

    At this point in time most all take Zeus, Odin, Thor, Hercules, Posiedon and so on to all be Myth. At one time these where all viable real God's to the respective people that believed in them

    SO WHEN EXACTLY WAS ZEUS OR ANY OF THE REST PROVEN TO NOT BE REAL BUT INSTEAD THE NEW ONE YAWEH/ALLAH/JESUS ( the son of himself he let get killed to save everyone who is now worse than ever in history with violence and sin)....didn't work....I digress.

    NONE OF THESE WERE PROVEN TO BE TRUE INITIAL

    • ANSWER:
      I'm religious, and have a solid academic record (I am currently the top-ranked student at my college). My beliefs are just that: beliefs. I do not present them as scientific facts. Additionally, I do not insist that my way is the only way. My beliefs are constructed around my moral code, which includes pacifism, tolerance, charity, social justice and equality. As long as they are honorable and do not harm others, I support a wide variety different paths, including the path of non-belief.